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

  • Profile: Not Afraid of a Little Dirt and Sweat
  • Earth Day Project Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle, WA Saturday, April 12, 2014
  • Service – Stewardship – Sustainability In Seattle Since 1984
  • Profile: Opened Doors
  • Video: SCA in the Northwest
  • SCA Nominated for NPS Director's Award

SCA Northwest

Idaho | Montana | Oregon | 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 Youth Conservation Program
  • SCA South Snohomish Youth Conservation Crew
  • SCA’s NPS Academy
  • Base-to-Basecamp, A military family youth initiative
  • US-Canada International Conservation Crew

Primary partners:

  • Grand Teton National Park
  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord Youth and Family Services
  • Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
  • Mount Rainier National Park
  • Olympic National Park
  • Seattle Parks and Recreation

Leading supporters:

News, Stories & Projects

The National Park Service Director’s Partnership Award annually recognizes the outstanding accomplishments and/or lifetime achievements carried out by national park partners nationwide, everyday. It’s a great honor to SCA’s Community Crew program to be nominated by our long time partner Mount Rainier National Park. 

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This year the Northwest Community program is celebrating 30 years of community programming and conservation service to the Puget Sound area. We’re reaching out to our SCA members throughout our history to reconnect and find out where they’re at today. This conversation is with Jesse Alton, ‘93-‘96 Seattle Community Program alum and crew leader ‘04. 

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Chukundi Salisbury has arguably walked on more park trails in Seattle than anyone in the last two decades. As Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Trails Coordinator, he has walked most of the 120 miles of trails in Seattle parks — often dozens if not hundreds of times, treading over the same paths season after season.
 
He’s been on every boardwalk, switchback and pedestrian bridge, having helped build many of them.
 
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Contact Info

1265 South Main Street
Suite 210
Seattle, WA 98144
206.324.4649

Positions

Archaeology Technician

Starts June 8, 2014 • Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forests, Helena, MT

Functioning as part of a crew or individually the intern will apply scientific methods to conduct archeological surveys for prehistoric and historic remains, record sites found during surveys and document surveyed areas on maps and forms.

Public Affairs Assistant - LOCAL CANDIDATE ONLY

Starts June 9, 2014 • USBR Pacific NW Region, Boise, ID

Opportunity to assist with the public affairs and communication of climate change related efforts in the Federal government

Human-Mountain Goat Interaction Internship

Starts June 9, 2014 • Olympic National Forest, Quilcene, WA

Come work with the public and unique wildlife in beautiful alpine habitats on the Olympic National Forest!

Natural Resources Intern

Starts June 2, 2014 • Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, Crow Agency, MT

This position will provide multidisciplinary natural resources management support for the Integrated Resources program at Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument.

Biological Science Intern

Starts May 12, 2014 • Yellowstone National Park, , WY

Biological Technician for Bison Ecology

Safety and occupational Health Intern

Starts June 2, 2014 • Grand Teton National Park, Moose, WY

Grand Teton National Park seeks a highly motivated individual to help create a dynamic Safety program. The Intern will experience everything a large, complex park has to offer and be instrumental in enhancing employee and visitor safety and satisfaction.