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

(SEATTLE, WA) January 26, 2015 – The Student Conservation Association (SCA), the national leader in youth service and stewardship, reports two long-time members of its Seattle leadership team have been assigned to new and expanded national roles.

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(Seattle, Washington) October 29, 2014 – The Student Conservation Association (SCA) has received $80,000 in NOAA Community-based Marine Debris Removal funds from the National Marine Fisheries Service, a unit of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  

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Infusions of grant money and youthful energy are once again helping Mount Rainier National Park shape up this summer.
A grant from the National Park Foundation is helping pay for three teams of teenagers recruited by the Student Conservation Association’s Base to Base Camp program from Seattle and Joint Base Lewis-McCord (JBLM). Each team, consisting of eight high school students and two crew leaders, will spend 15 days working on trail maintenance projects throughout the park.

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Contact Info

1265 South Main Street
Suite 210
Seattle, WA 98144
206.324.4649

Available Internships

Trail Maintenance Intern

Starts May 4, 2015 • Deschutes National Forest, Bend, OR

Trail Crew Steward; a great opportunity to be part of the solution on your National Forest.

2015 Youth Conservation Corps Intern

Starts June 1, 2015 • Yellowstone National Park, Yellowstone, WY

Serve as an assistant to Yellowstone’s residential Youth Conservation Corps program.

Trail Crew Internship

Starts June 1, 2015 • Bighorn National Forest, Sheridan, WY

Bighorn National Forest wilderness and frontcountry trail crew opportunity.

Interpretive & Education Team Coordinator

Starts April 5, 2015 • Siuslaw National Forest, Cape Perpetua and Oregon Dunes, Waldport, OR

2015 US Forest Service Interpretive & Education Team Coordinator Positions on the Beautiful Oregon Coast!

Visitor Services Intern

Starts May 24, 2015 • Yellowstone National Park, YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WY

Assist with Ranger Station operations, emergency services operations, front and backcountry resource management operations, and boat/marine operations.

Be Bear Aware project member

Starts June 1, 2015 • Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, Ennis, MT

On the Beaverhead-Deerlodge NF Be Bear Aware program, the member will gain first hand experience working on conservation issues in the Northern Rocky Mountains.
This position offers a superb work environment & unparalleled recreational opportunities.