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
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Available Internships

Forest Inventory Intern - Portland

Starts April 3, 2016 • Pacific Northwest Research Station, Portland, OR

Come explore the Pacific Northwest! If you enjoy physical challenges and are interested in natural resources research, the Forest Inventory and Analysis program can offer you the summer of a lifetime!

Forest Inventory Intern- Grants Pass

Starts April 3, 2016 • Pacific Northwest Research Station, Grants Pass, OR

Come explore the Pacific Northwest! If you enjoy physical challenges and are interested in natural resources research, the Forest Inventory and Analysis program can offer you the summer of a lifetime!

Centennial Volunteer Ambassador

Starts May 15, 2016 • Devils Tower National Monument, Devils Tower, WY

Join a team of dedicated rangers working to help visitors appreciate, understand, and appropriately enjoy Devils Tower National Monument and the Black Hills.

Centennial Volunteer Ambassador

Starts May 22, 2016 • Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve, Arco, ID

The intern will work within the Interpretation Division at Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve and provide educational and interpretive programs, increase youth engagement, coordinate volunteers, and lead outreach and special events.

Native Trout Conservation Intern

Starts May 23, 2016 • Yellowstone National Park, Yellowstone National Park, WY

Native Trout Conservation Internship available at Yellowstone National Park. Work side-by-side with park biologists with goals aimed at preserving and restoring cutthroat trout to the park`s pristine watersheds.

Inventory and Monitoring Interns

Starts May 31, 2016 • Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge, Colville, WA

Inventory and Monitoring Interns at Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge