Senate Panel Approves Expanded Youth Service Program on Public Lands

SCA applauds the passage of the Public Lands Service Corps Act (HR 1612) by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee yesterday. This important piece of legislation, which already has passed the U.S. House of Representatives on March 20, 2010, would dramatically expand opportunities for young people to serve on public lands through SCA and other conservation corps’ programs. In addition to expanding youth service on public lands, the bill also provides for strengthened training, mentoring, and hiring opportunities to help young people become the next generation of conservation managers and leaders. The next step for the bill is for final passage by Congress.

Congratulation to Leah Allen, SCA’s Government Relations officer, for her leadership in the PLSC coalition and success in getting HR1612 so close to being passed.  For more information:

http://plscoalition.org/

http://thesca.org/blog/2009/07/23/az-congressman-raul-grijalval-press-conference

http://thesca.org/newsroom/national-coalition-urges-increased-support-youth-service-public-lands