SCA Northwest

SCA is Celebrating 30 years of service in the Northwest

Across Seattle and throughout the Northwest, SCA is building a new generation of conservation leaders and over the past 30 years, has strengthened the region’s youth, communities and environment. Today SCA annually engages more than 150 youth from Seattle and surrounding communities along a carefully crafted continuum of outdoor experiences that convey the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to competitively enter the workforce and practice a healthy, sustainable lifestyle. Read more

  • Profile: Not Afraid of a Little Dirt and Sweat
  • Profile: Opened Doors
  • Trails Day Project at Cleveland Memorial Forest, Issaquah, WA Saturday, August 7, 2014
  • Service – Stewardship – Sustainability In Seattle Since 1984
  • Video: SCA in the Northwest
  • SCA Nominated for NPS Director's Award

SCA Northwest

Idaho | Montana | North Dakota | Oregon | South Dakota | Washington | Wyoming

The Northwest is the birthplace of SCA and since our first volunteers arrived at Grand Teton and Olympic National Parks in 1957, the region has remained one of SCA’s most vibrant and vital.

Locally-developed initiatives addressing area-specific needs include our SCA’s NPS Academy workforce development program with the National Park Service, the SCA-AmeriCorps Salmon-Challis National Forest Training Center, and Base-to-Basecamp initiative for dependents of military families at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Our SCA Seattle program provides hundreds of under-served city youth with connections to nature and pathways to careers. And the nearby parks and forests – Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie, Olympic, Mount Rainier, North Cascades – all boast substantial numbers of SCA alumni on their staffs, a testament to the caliber of our members and the commitment of our area partners.

View our 2013 Northwest Community Program Flyer

2013 Youth Outcomes:

  • 565 youth served in the Northwest Region
  • 141,548 total hours served
  • $3,211,715 value of service to our public lands

Key initiatives:

  • SCA Seattle Youth Conservation Program
  • SCA South Snohomish Youth Conservation Crew
  • SCA’s NPS Academy
  • Base-to-Basecamp, A military family youth initiative
  • US-Canada International Conservation Crew

Primary partners:

  • Grand Teton National Park
  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord Youth and Family Services
  • Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
  • Mount Rainier National Park
  • Olympic National Park
  • Seattle Parks and Recreation

Leading supporters:

News, Stories & Projects

Chukundi Salisbury has arguably walked on more park trails in Seattle than anyone in the last two decades. As Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Trails Coordinator, he has walked most of the 120 miles of trails in Seattle parks — often dozens if not hundreds of times, treading over the same paths season after season.
 
He’s been on every boardwalk, switchback and pedestrian bridge, having helped build many of them.
 
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This year the Northwest Community program is celebrating 30 years of community programming and conservation service to the Puget Sound area. We’re reaching out to our SCA members throughout our history to reconnect and find out where they’re at today.

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The Arboretum is a hidden gem on the shores of Lake Washington. Jointly managed by the University of Washington and the City of Seattle, its 230 acres are a dynamic assortment of plants found nowhere else. Volunteers will prune back overgrown vegetation, remove invasive plant species, and re-vegetate areas with native plants.

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Contact Info

1265 South Main Street
Suite 210
Seattle, WA 98144
206.324.4649

Positions

Yellowstone Ranger District Recreation Interns

Starts June 1, 2015 • Gallatin National Forest, , MT

Yellowstone Ranger District Recreation Intern.

Park Management Intern

Starts September 1, 2014 • Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument, Hagerman, ID

Join senior staff in helping to learn about and address top priorities for two national parks: Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument & Minidoka National Historic site. This is a unique opportunity!

Natural Resources/GIS Intern

Starts September 6, 2014 • NAVFAC Northwest, Silverdale, WA

Wildlife Biologist (Marine and/or Terrestrial)

GIS Intern

Starts September 1, 2014 • Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site, Deer Lodge, MT

GIS internship at a working National Park Service Ranch in the heart of Montana. The internship will create maps and develop data using ArcGIS and get out into the field collecting resource data with Trimble and Garmin GPS units.

Interpretation Intern

Starts August 11, 2014 • Olympic National Forest, Port Angeles, WA

Interpretive Guide at Olympic National Forest in Forks, WA

Education Intern

Starts August 25, 2014 • Casper Mountain Science School, Casper,, WY

Casper Mountain Science School has education internships for those interested in learning to teach in the outdoors. Teams of SCA interns will teach area students the science and natural history of an 8,000 foot mountain located in central Wyoming.