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

Camp on Shi Shi Beach by Bre Jané

Bre Jané writes about backpacking along the Olympic Coast with her SCA crew learning everything from wilderness skills to marine science—and the realities of plastic pollution.

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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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Contact Info

P.O. Box 18497
Seattle, WA 98118

Available Internships

Natural Resources GIS Intern

Starts January 13, 2020 • Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge, Pingree, ND

Do you have a passion for conserving natural resources? Are you interested in gaining experience in utilizing Geographic Information System (GIS) to conserve wildlife habitat? Come join our passionate team!

Alumni Trail Crew

Starts July 13, 2019 • Continental Divide Trail Coalition, Helena, MT

Are you an SCA alum with trail work experience? Then join our special 10-person, one-week long, alumni trail crew! Work will take place an hour and half outside of Helena, MT on the Continental Divide Trail on U.S Forest Service land!

Park Ranger Intern

Starts August 12, 2019 • Clarkston Natural Resource Office, Clarkston, WA

Internship at Lower Granite Natural Resource Management Office assisting recreation team.

Historical Interpretation Intern: 9 week Backfill-11/11-1/12/20

Starts November 11, 2019 • Big Hole National Battlefield, Wisdom, MT

Become a member of the team at Big Hole National Battlefield where you will gain hands-on experience in a variety of interpretive duties that will help you qualify for paid positions in the National Park Service.