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

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) today announced the Boeing Company Charitable Trust has renewed its support for SCA’s Seattle community programs through 2011.

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SEATTLE, WA – September 10, 2015—More than 60 volunteers from the Student Conservation Association (SCA), the national leader in youth service and stewardship, and West Monroe Partners, a leading business and technology consulting firm, will commemorate the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance by restoring portions of  Discovery Park in Seattle.

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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.Park staff and numerous SCA members, both past and present, turned out to hear SCA founder Liz Putnam talk about her experiences establishing the group, whose history has been intertwi

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Seattle, WA 98144
206.324.4649

Available Internships

Visitors Services Intern

Starts July 10, 2016 • Yellowstone National Park, YNP, WY

Assist with Ranger Station Operations: Issue backcountry and fishing permits, provide visitor info (50-60%), patrol backcountry, clear trails, contact backcountry visitors (30-40%), care for stock animals and assist rangers (10%)

Centennial Volunteer Ambassador

Starts May 31, 2016 • Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Vancouver, WA

Be a Centennial Volunteer Ambassador at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site!

Digital Media Intern

Starts March 14, 2016 • Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford, WA

Become a member of a digital media team at Mount Rainier National Park where you will create digital interactive exhibits, assist with film projects, maintain the park website, and participate in a social media team.

Landscape Technician: Great Falls, MT

Starts April 4, 2016 • THE DAVEY TREE EXPERT COMPANY, Great Falls, MT

This paid internship prepares participants for careers in tree care and ground maintenance with Davey Trees.

Field Ranger Interpretive Intern

Starts April 25, 2016 • Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Toutle, WA

Share the excitement of a volcanic eruption with students and the visiting public. Take the mountain on the road, into schools and communities connecting them to the “volcano that is in their backyard.”

Backcountry Intern

Starts May 22, 2016 • Yellowstone National Park, Moran, WY

Backcountry Ranger Intern in Yellowstone National Park