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

This year the Northwest Youth Program successfully piloted a youth conservation crew program based in South Snohomish County, Washington. This crew was designed to provide teenagers from the South Snohomish region with a conservation-based service experience within their own neighborhoods.

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This month marks the 75th Anniversary of Olympic National Park – an appropriate time to celebrate all that Olympic offers to the greater Seattle area as well as its place of honor within the breathtaking beauty of our national park system.

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OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — At least 50 people packed the auditorium at the Olympic National Park Visitor Center on Tuesday to celebrate the joint anniversary of the park and the Student Conservation Association, or SCA.

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Seattle, WA 98144
206.324.4649

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