What better way to kick off the new year and bid farewell to the last than to relive and review top SCA moments from 2023? We’ve rounded up 10 of the SCA’s social media posts that our audience engaged with the most. From adventures in Alaska to our beloved founder, the following photos are among the favorites!

1. SCA Founder Liz Putnam

SCA Founder Liz Putnam as Barbie meme

The SCA community seems to agree that this Barbie is worth highlighting!

2. Alaska All Women’s Fire Crew With The National Park Service

Alaska All Women's Team standing in front of helicopter

This SCA crew, comprised of all women, broke down barriers and provided essential wildland fire assistance at Wrangell St. Elias National Park.

3. Tree Planting In Northwest Indiana

SCA staff member pouring water on soil of tree

During a community engagement event, SCA crew members and staff in Northwest Indiana planted multiple native tree species.

4. Katmai And Kenai Fjords National Trail Crew

Katmai and Kenai Fjords Trail Crew in front of Kenai Fjords National Park Sign

This team worked to fill in gaps in the maintenance departments of two Alaska National Park sites and complete trail projects.⁣

5. Liz Putnam’s 90th Birthday

SCA Founder Liz Putnam smiling in a blue vest and red shirt

At 90, SCA Founder Liz Putnam has proven to have a huge impact on the SCA community and beyond.

6. SCA CEO & President Lidia Soto-Harmon Visits Alaska

SCA All Women's Crew with CEO in Alaska

The SCA’s new CEO visited the Alaska All Women’s Crew on-site in addition to several other SCA interns and teams based in Alaska in July.

7. U.S. Forest Service Fire & Fuels Team

Two women crew members conducting prescribed burn

This team worked to conduct prescribed burns at six national forests in the Southern Region.

8. Native Trout Conservation Intern

SCA intern on boat with sunrise

SCA Intern Amber Maldag spent the season at Yellowstone National Park conducting telemetry of acoustically tagged invasive lake trout to locate their spawning areas on Yellowstone Lake.

9. Mojave Preserve Restoration Crew

SCA Mojave Desert Restoration Crew members cooking kebabs at dusk

This SCA crew enjoyed some delicious kebabs in their off-time while restoring parts of the Mojave Desert.

10. U.S. Forest Service Women’s Fire & Fuels Team Crew Member

SCA Fire Crew Member smiling

Suited up in wildland fire gear, this SCA crew member gave us a glimpse into a day on a wildland fire crew!