Who We Are

The Student Conservation Association is the largest provider of hands-on
environmental conservation programs for youth and young adults.

Hourglass Icon Blue 1,193,990

Total Hours Of
Conservation Service

Trail Skills Icon 2,448

Miles Of Trail Built
Or Improved

Habitat Restoration & Planting Trees Icon 618,443

Acres Of Land
Or Wetlands Improved

Plants, Wetland Improvements Icon 771,130

Feet Of Shoreline
Or Waterways Improved

Team Building Icon 373,432

People Who Received Education & Outreach

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SCA crew members shoveling in the desert

Trusted by leading conservation and nature organizations

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SCA crew member with tool

Field Leaders

Manage and mentor junior program participants working outdoors at sites in various states.

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Three SCA crew members planting tree

Urban Green

Hyper-local community service projects in a city near you.

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Two wildland firefighters wearing protective gear managing a fire in the woods.

Wildfire Program

Wildland fire hazardous fuels reduction.

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SCA crew member releasing sea turtle hatchlings on beach shore


Conservation internships for a variety of fields.

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What Crew Members Are Saying

“The SCA has built my confidence, particularly as a woman who never saw myself on an equal playing field physically. I have the SCA to thank for opening my eyes to how capable I am.”

Pearl McCann Pearl McCann 2023 Desert Restoration Corps

“There are no words for me to explain this experience. This whole job has changed me. This work matters because it’s our responsibility to help.”

Matthew Botello Matthew Botello 2023 Sea Turtle Recovery Intern

“This has been one of the greatest times of my young life. Thank you for allowing me to grow and be in this program.”

Adrian Rosado Adrian Rosado 2023 New York City Youth Crew

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