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

Oregon | Washington

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.

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.

2016 Youth Outcomes:

  • Coming soon

Key initiatives:

  • SCA Seattle Community Program
  • SCA Northwest National Crews
  • SCA Individual Internships
  • SCA Corps Teams
  • SCA Canada-US International Crew

Primary partners:

  • City of Edmonds
  • Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
  • Mount Rainier National Park
  • NatureBridge
  • North Cascades National Park
  • Ochoco National Forest
  • Olympic National Forest
  • Olympic National Park
  • Seattle Parks and Recreation

Leading supporters:

  • Bullitt Foundation
  • Hazel Miller Foundation
  • Islands Fund
  • 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

Yellowstone Ranger District Trails Interns

Starts May 29, 2017 • Custer Gallatin National Forest, Livingston, MT

Yellowstone Ranger District Trails Intern.

NPS Structural Fire Protection Internships

Starts May 14, 2017 • National Park Service - NIFC, Boise, ID

Enjoy a summer in a National Park Service site and assist the park with its fire prevention efforts.

Park Management Intern

Starts December 5, 2016 • Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument, Hagerman, ID

Join senior staff in helping to learn about and address top priorities for two national parks: Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument & Minidoka National Historic site. This is a unique opportunity!

FWS Biological Technicians

Starts June 5, 2017 • Southeast Idaho Refuge Complex, Chubbuck, ID

Biological Technician for the Southeast Idaho Refuge Complex

Education Intern

Starts February 27, 2017 • Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area, Coulee Dam, WA

Help grow the park’s education program while learning skills and knowledge that will help you on your career path!

Recreation Intern

Starts May 30, 2017 • Custer Gallatin National Forest, Livingston, MT

Recreation Intern Yellowstone and Gardiner Ranger Districts; Big Timber and Gardiner, Montana