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

  • US-Canada Crew Celebration
    North Cascades Nat'l Park, Aug. 23
  • Ft. Worden Crew Celebration
    Fort Worden State Park Sun Aug. 10
  • Seattle Crews Summer Celebration
    Othello Playground - Fri. Aug. 15
  • Edmonds, WA Crew Summer Celebration
    City Park - Thurs. Aug. 14
  • Service – Stewardship – Sustainability
    In Seattle Since 1984
  • Video: SCA in the Northwest

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 2015 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 Community Program
  • SCA Northwest National Crews
  • SCA Individual Internships
  • SCA Corps Teams
  • SCA NPS Academy
  • SCA Canada-US International Crew

Primary partners:

  • Glacier National Park
  • Grand Teton National Park
  • Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
  • Mount Rainier National Park
  • North Cascades National Park
  • Olympic National Park
  • Seattle Parks and Recreation
  • Yellowstone National Park

Leading supporters:

  • Anonymous Donor
  • Anonymous Foundation
  • Bullitt Foundation
  • Martin-Fabert Foundation
  • Norcliffe Foundation
  • Skagit Environmental Endowment Commission
  • WYCO Fund

News, Stories & Projects

(Seattle, Washington) October 29, 2014 – The Student Conservation Association (SCA) has received $80,000 in NOAA Community-based Marine Debris Removal funds from the National Marine Fisheries Service, a unit of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  

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(SEATTLE, WA) January 26, 2015 – The Student Conservation Association (SCA), the national leader in youth service and stewardship, reports two long-time members of its Seattle leadership team have been assigned to new and expanded national roles.

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If the shovels are ready, let’s go to work. That’s the message from the Seattle mayor’s office. Mayor Greg Nickels wants to speed up more than $300 million worth of construction and maintenance projects and compress four years of work into two starting as soon as possible. KING 5’s Allen Schauffler reports.

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Seattle, WA 98144
206.324.4649

Available Internships

Idaho AmeriCorps Program

Starts May 11, 2015 • Salmon-Challis AmeriCorps Forest Training Center, Challis, ID

Members of the Salmon-Challis AmeriCorps Forest Training Center will have the opportunity to further their passion for the environment and love of the outdoors through hands-on conservation service work.

Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Intern

Starts May 3, 2015 • Colville National Forest, Kettle Falls, WA

Spend your summer serving the resources and visitors of the Colville National Forest as an OHV Trail Ranger

Recreation Intern

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

Join the US Forest Service, Gallatin National Forest, Bozeman Ranger District for an adventure in outdoor recreation services.

Interpretive Park Ranger

Starts June 1, 2015 • BLM, Coos Bay District, Reedsport, OR

Interpretive Park Ranger- The intern will be the Interpretive Park Ranger and be responsible, with staff assistance, for managing the evening programs at the amphitheater and developing programs for daytime presentations in the day-use beach area.

Park Management Intern

Starts May 11, 2015 • 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!

Wilderness Intern

Starts May 18, 2015 • Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, Philipsburg, MT

The Wilderness Education internship will work in the beautiful Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness Area in southwestern Montana. Focus is on wilderness education, restoration and monitoring.