60th Anniversary

The year 2017 marks the Student Conservation Association’s 60th Anniversary. Sixty years encompasses an important stretch of history, for SCA and our country. During this period, Americans went to war several times, worked for civil rights and the health of our planet, saw technology advance exponentially, and experienced wave after wave of important cultural, societal, economic and political shifts.

As we look back and remember, what becomes abundantly clear is that while times change, SCA remains a stalwart presence for conservation and our country. The young people with whom we work gain an adeptness, an ability to press beyond whatever challenge comes next. Travel with us, as we recall the highlights of our first six decades.

From the Blog

6 People Other Than Liz Putnam Who Played an Early Instrumental Role with SCA

SCA Founding President Liz Putnam will be the first to tell you she could not have started SCA without the support of many collaborators and advisors. 65 years later, Liz continues to preach the gospel of Teamwork, and here are six individuals (well, okay, seven) who played key roles in the early days of SCA.

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We literally wrote the book on trail construction. Check out six of the most important tools for building and maintaining trails. Would you agree with our list?

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It’s no secret that SCA founder Liz Putnam is one of the most influential leaders in the conservation world. In 1957, she launched a movement that has inspired several generations to serve the planet and continues strongly today. While that is her most recognized accomplishment, there’s a lot more to her story. In honor of Women’s History Month, we are sharing some lesser known facts about Liz and the incredible trailblazer that she is!

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