Team Projects: Corps

Team-based corps are one of SCA's best opportunities

As part of an SCA Corps Program, you’ll have the chance to work together with a team of other young people to accomplish targeted conservation goals. 

Many Corps Programs take place in the backcountry, where members build trails, prevent forest fires, or restore critical habitat. Teams typically live together in a cabin or other central location and work on “hitches” — short-term, focused work trips guided by SCA field leaders.

Other Corps Programs work in urban or rural communities, where members team up to conduct environmental education or public outreach. Members may live together at one site, or work at individual sites within the same region.

Whether you are working in the backcountry or in the local community, SCA Corps Programs give you the opportunity to join up with other young people who share your passion for the outdoors, and gain connections with agency partners in the field. Corps positions range from 3 to 12 months, and are open to high school graduates ages 18 and up.


Explore SCA Corps Programs across the country:

Adirondack Corps

Maintaining trails in the Adirondack Mountains of New York

Desert Restoration Corps

Monitoring and preserving fragile desert habitat in Southern California

Green Cities

Building sustainability in Pittsburgh

Hudson Valley Corps

Connecting communities in New York’s Hudson Valley

Idaho Corps

Conserving the Salmon-Challis National Forest in Idaho

Massachusetts Corps

Constructing trails and engaging students with the outdoors

Native Plant Corps

Restoring native plant communities and monitoring invasive species

New Hampshire Corps

Maintaining trails and engaging communities across New Hampshire

Phoenix Field School

Preparing for natural resource careers with hands-on conservation work in Arizona

River and Trail Towns Outreach Corps

Promoting community revitalization along the Monongahela River corridor and the Great Allegheny Passage

Tongass Fisheries Survey Team

Managing fishery resources in the Twelvemile Creek Watershed

Trail Corps

Repairing and maintaining trail networks across the country

Visitor Use Survey Corps

Gathering data on visitor use at parks and recreation areas

Veterans Fire Corps

Engaging teams of military veterans in protecting parks and communities in the path of fire

Veterans HistoriCorps

Engaging teams of military veterans in restoring historic treasures throughout the country

Youth in the Great Outdoors

Engaging youth in promoting sustainable values across rural, suburban, and urban communities