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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When Student Conservation Association (SCA) supporter and 1983 alumnus, Bob Kachinski, was fresh out of college, he went on what he describes as “a real adventure” by boarding a bus in Massachusetts for a three-day, three-night cross-country trip to rural Worland, Wyoming. Once at his destination, Bob was to start a three month SCA internship with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) as an assistant to a regional wildlife biologist.

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Available Internships

Visitor Center Intern

Starts June 26, 2017 • Sullys Hill National Game Preserve, , ND

Develop your outreach and education skills at Sullys Hill National Game Preserve, where learning and fun go hand in hand. Got experience in retail too? Then you may be the perfect fit. Apply today! Contact Colleen for local info. 701-766-4272 x428

Recreation and Trails Intern

Starts June 19, 2017 • Idaho Panhandle National Forests, Bonners Ferry, ID

Come join the USFS in Bonners Ferry, ID for a summer of trail building. Help the public enjoy their public lands.

Wilderness and Trails Intern

Starts May 4, 2017 • Sawtooth National Forest, Ketchum, ID

Trail maintenance and construction intern working in 3 wildernesses and other backcountry areas.

Recreation Technician

Starts June 12, 2017 • Shoshone National Forest, Meeteetse, WY

Come work on the beautiful Shoshone National Forest, just on the east boundary of Yellowstone National Park. You will serve as a Recreation Technician at the Greybull District.

Recreation Technician

Starts June 12, 2017 • Shoshone National Forest, Cody, WY

Come work on the beautiful Shoshone National Forest, just on the east boundary of Yellowstone National Park. You will serve as a Recreation Technician at the Clarks Fork District.

Fish Culture & Nutrition Internship

Starts September 5, 2017 • Abernathy Fish Technology Center, Longview, WA

Interns will contribute to conservation of fishery resources in the Pacific NW and beyond by helping scientists at the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s Abernathy Fish Technology Center with hatchery-based research projects in fish culture and fish nutrition