Congressman Arcuri corrals funding for Graze-NY program

Mid-York Weekly

By Michael Gurecki (SCA Intern) for the Mid-York Weekly

Pastures and pocketbooks of upstate farmers will be seeing a bit more green in 2010...Read more

Confessions of a National Park Ranger

The Washingtonian

Originally published in “The Washingtonian”

As a national park ranger on the Mall, my job was to make sure tourists came home with good stories

By Molly E. McCluskey; SCA Alumna, Arches...Read more

College Students Spend Spring Break Working in National Parks, Not Sunning on Sandy Beaches


WASHINGTON, DC (February 27, 2013) – More than 200 college and university students will spend their spring breaks volunteering in some of our nation’s greatest national parks – foregoing the traditional week at the beach. Students will improve park habitats and prepare for...Read more

College Students Plant Career Seeds in National Parks

Knoxville News Sentinel

GATLINBURG — Most of them had never before been to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. For some, it was their very first hike. The fog and the hemlock forest reminded< Jimena Diaz of her hometown of Seattle, Wash.  A student at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, Diaz hopes to find a job in...Read more

Students gather in the Smoky Mountains National Park for SCA's NPS Academy

College students explore career paths in national parks

Knoxville News Sentinel

GATLINBURG — LeConte Creek is a cold, fast-flowing stream in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park where every rock seems to shelter some form of aquatic life, whether it be caddisfly, stonefly or the occasional salamander.

Earlier this week 20 college students...Read more

City of Rocks Reopens High-Elevation Loop Trail

ALMO • A visiting work crew this month reopened a trail at City of Rocks National Reserve that hadn’t been maintained for perhaps a decade.

The reopened trail segment completes a 1.2-mile loop from the 7,874-foot-high Indian Grove Overlook at the north end of the park, down to the...Read more

SCA Crew in Chilly Slough Wetlands sitting on the Jack leg fence they just completed.

Chilly Slough Wetland Conservation Project

Bureau of Land Management

Chilly Slough is one of the few remaining examples of natural, high desert, spring-fed wetland. The wetland is created by a combination of flat, valley-bottom topography and abundant spring water. The springs emanate from aquifers surfacing from the base of the Idaho’s most...Read more

Celebrities Donate Time to "Invade" Homes to Save Water

Press Release

Student Conservation Association, American Water Launch “Save Water Today” Public Service Campaign in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense Program

VOORHEES, N.J., March 2, 2011 – With 36 states expected to face serious water...Read more

Celebrating the finale of Pick Up America


Since serving at Yosemite National Park in 2006, SCA alumnus Jeff Chen rehas come a long way – 3,500 miles, to be exact.

Simultaneously troubled and inspired by the trailside trash he saw at Yosemite, Jeff launched Pick Up America, the nation’s first coast-to-coast roadside...Read more

CBS Cites SCA as one of the Best Ways to Get a Summer Internship

CBS Money Watch

“One way to use the web for an internship search is to hone in on the most targeted Web sites for the field you hope to pursue. Alexander Altvater, a Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management major who graduated last year from Clemson University, logged onto the Student Conservation Association...Read more


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