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 2015 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

Everyone (that we asked) is in agreement. This year’s superbowl will be decided by which team is more in tune with conservation, nature, and the great outdoors.

Now, obviously you’re thinking, “You guys. One team has a formerly endangered, sea-faring bird as its mascot, while the other has, what? A Revolutionary War reenactor? This is a no-brainer!”

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The first Saturday in June is traditionally an excellent weather day in Seattle and a perfect time to discover, celebrate, and learn about trails in the city as part of National Trails Day.  This year, Seattle Parks and Recreation, together with community partners such as the Student Conservation Association, are coming together to raise awareness around trails and to restore and maintain them.   

 

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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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Contact Info

1265 South Main Street
Suite 210
Seattle, WA 98144
206.324.4649

Available Internships

Invasive Species Intern

Starts May 23, 2016 • Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, Sherwood, OR

Fighting invaders at Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge

Vegetation Monitoring Intern

Starts May 9, 2016 • Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Ashton, ID

The crew of three to five Vegetation Monitors will be involved with data collection of both forested and non-forested vegetation on the Targhee National Forest in beautiful Eastern Idaho!

Visitor Services Technician (5/22-10/15)

Starts May 15, 2016 • National Bison Range, Moiese, MT

The Bison Range is recruiting a Visiting Services Technician intern to assist public use staff to help with the large numbers of visitors and to provide enhanced interpretive opportunities.

Wilderness Interns

Starts June 6, 2016 • Olympic National Forest, Hoodsport, WA

Olympic National Forest seeks to gain a better understanding of opportunities for solitude in three of its wilderness areas. Two SCA interns will be recruited to conduct advanced solitude monitoring in three rugged wilderness areas.

Wilderness Ranger Intern

Starts June 13, 2016 • Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, North Bend, WA

Spend your summer exploring and stewarding the wilderness of Washington’s Central Cascade Mountains. Wilderness rangers on the Snoqualmie Ranger District, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.

New Media Design & Social Media Intern

Starts July 18, 2016 • San Juan Island National Historic Park, Friday Harbor, WA

Are you a creative geek who would like to help the National Parks reach out to new audiences, and inspire the next generation of environmental stewards? Join the team at San Juan Island National Historical Park as a New Media Design & Social Media Intern