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

On a cold, sunny Saturday in January, Seattle alumni were in full force helping to create a healthy forest at the Maple Wood Playfield in South Seattle. Gathered together, with the current cohort of Seattle Conservation Leadership Corps (CLC) members, in honor of Martin Luther King Day, the group worked to clear invasive species and prepare the area for planting in the spring.Inspiration was abundant in both their actions and SCA stories.

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In celebration of Earth Day, SCA brought together 306 volunteers from across the Seattle region for a Find Your Park Day of Service at Washington Park Arboretum.

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SEATTLE, WA – September 10, 2015—More than 60 volunteers from the Student Conservation Association (SCA), the national leader in youth service and stewardship, and West Monroe Partners, a leading business and technology consulting firm, will commemorate the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance by restoring portions of  Discovery Park in Seattle.

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Available Internships

Wilderness Trail Intern

Starts May 29, 2018 • Payette National Forest, McCall, ID

Spend your summer working hard in the Wilderness maintaining trails. This position is on the Payette National Forest in central Idaho. You will be trained in the use of crosscut saws, pulaskis and trail maintenance standards.

Avian Monitoring Internship

Starts May 14, 2018 • Yellowstone National Park, Yellowstone National Park, WY

Interns will monitor a variety of bird species in Yellowstone National Park; work will focus primarily on nesting
Trumpeter Swans and Common Loons but may also include raptors and
songbird populations.

Native Trout Conservation Intern

Starts May 21, 2018 • Yellowstone National Park, Yellowstone National Park, WY

Native Trout Conservation Internship available at Yellowstone National Park. Work side-by-side with park biologists with goals aimed at preserving and restoring cutthroat trout to the park`s pristine watersheds.

Native Trout Conservation Intern

Starts June 11, 2018 • Yellowstone National Park, YNP, WY

Native Trout Conservation Internship available at Yellowstone National Park. Work side-by-side with park biologists with goals aimed at preserving and restoring cutthroat trout to the park`s pristine watersheds.

Interpretation Internship at Devils Tower

Starts January 8, 2018 • Devils Tower National Monument, Devils Tower, WY

Join a team of vibrant and dedicated rangers working to help visitors appreciate, understand, and appropriately enjoy
Devils Tower National Monument, America’s First National Monument.

NPS Structural Fire Protection Internship

Starts May 14, 2018 • National Park Service - NIFC, Boise, ID

Enjoy a summer in a National Park Service site and assist with a park’s structural fire prevention efforts.