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 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 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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“I’m looking forward to pretty much everything,” said Emily DeBoers, aiming her camera at the rest of the group.A highlight of the weekend proved to be Aguilar, a Student Conservation Association intern.Aguilar, who studies environmental sciences at Carleton College in Northfield, Minn., began his internship in June.”Last night he found a huge beetle, and was showing it to us,” Bettie Chambers sai

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A temporary log crossing is in place over Thunder Creek, making the Thunder Creek Trail passable again to foot traffic, in Washington’s rugged North Cascades National Park.The trail was closed about 14 miles from the trailhead, just before the Skagit Queen Camp, due to the failure of the Skagit Queen Bridge about four weeks ago.The crossing remains closed to stock.

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Available Internships

Wilderness Trail Intern

Starts June 2, 2015 • Payette National Forest, McCall, ID

Spend your summer working hard in the Wilderness maintaining trails. This position is on the Payette National Forest in central Idaho. You will be trained in the use of crosscut saws, pulaskis and trail maintenance standards.

Interpretation Field Ranger Intern

Starts May 18, 2015 • Siuslaw National Forest, Cape Perpetua and Oregon Dunes, Florence, OR

Spend your summer among the old growth forests, sandy dunes and rocky shores of the amazing Oregon Coast, meeting visitors from around the world as a Forest Service Interpretive Field Ranger for the Siuslaw National Forest.

Native Trout Conservation Intern

Starts May 18, 2015 • 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.

Native Trout Conservation Intern

Starts August 10, 2015 • 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.

Watershed Restoration Intern

Starts June 1, 2015 • Vashon Maury Island Land Trust, Vashon, WA

Watershed Restoration internship positions will aid in the restoration of Vashon Island’s two largest watersheds.

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.