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

(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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If the shovels are ready, let’s go to work. That’s the message from the Seattle mayor’s office. Mayor Greg Nickels wants to speed up more than $300 million worth of construction and maintenance projects and compress four years of work into two starting as soon as possible. KING 5’s Allen Schauffler reports.

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A temporary log crossing is in place over Thunder Creek, making the Thunder Creek Trail passable again to foot traffic, in Washington’s rugged North Cascades National Park.The trail was closed about 14 miles from the trailhead, just before the Skagit Queen Camp, due to the failure of the Skagit Queen Bridge about four weeks ago.The crossing remains closed to stock.

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Contact Info

1265 South Main Street
Suite 210
Seattle, WA 98144
206.324.4649

Available Internships

Forest Inventory Intern - Twisp

Starts April 9, 2017 • Pacific Northwest Research Station, Twisp, WA

Come explore the Pacific Northwest! If you enjoy physical challenges and are interested in natural resources research, the Forest Inventory and Analysis program can offer you the summer of a lifetime!