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

This year the Northwest Youth Program successfully piloted a youth conservation crew program based in South Snohomish County, Washington. This crew was designed to provide teenagers from the South Snohomish region with a conservation-based service experience within their own neighborhoods.

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The Student Conservation Association (SCA) today announced the Boeing Company Charitable Trust has renewed its support for SCA’s Seattle community programs through 2011.

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OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — At least 50 people packed the auditorium at the Olympic National Park Visitor Center on Tuesday to celebrate the joint anniversary of the park and the Student Conservation Association, or SCA.Park staff and numerous SCA members, both past and present, turned out to hear SCA founder Liz Putnam talk about her experiences establishing the group, whose history has been intertwi

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Contact Info

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Seattle, WA 98144
206.324.4649

Available Internships

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.

BioTech-Invasive Plant Control

Starts June 1, 2015 • Fossil Butte National Monument, Kemmerer, WY

Come spend a summer eradicating invasive plants in Wyoming!

Social Media Intern

Starts April 20, 2015 • Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area, Davenport, WA

Looking for an energetic person to help maintain and expand our social media and website outlets.

Cultural Resources Intern

Starts August 31, 2015 • Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, Crow Agency, MT

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

Interpretation Intern

Starts May 4, 2015 • Big Hole National Battlefield, Wisdom, MT

Provide visitors with orientation information at Visitors Center at Big Hole National Battlefield. Eventually, provide interpretive programs and tours, as well.