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

600 Stewart Street
Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98101

Available Internships

Fisheries and Marine Biologist Intern

Starts January 8, 2019 • NAVFAC Northwest, Silverdale, WA

Oceanography & Marine Biology Internship in the Puget Sound Area

Habitat Improvement and Biological Monitoring Internship

Starts May 12, 2019 • Huron Wetland Management District, Huron, SD

Come join the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Wildlife Refuge team at Huron Wetland Management District in the heart of the Prairie Potholes of South Dakota!

Grassland Seed Mapping/Collection Crew Member (Brown Ranch, ND & Prairie Coteau, MN)

Starts June 17, 2019 • The Nature Conservancy South Dakota, Milnor, ND

Come experience the beauty of some of the highest quality native prairie remaining, while meaningfully contributing to climate-adapted restoration.

Grassland Seed Mapping/Collection Crew Member (Ordway Prairie Preserve, SD)

Starts June 17, 2019 • The Nature Conservancy South Dakota, Leola, SD

Come experience the beauty of some of the highest quality native prairie remaining, while meaningfully contributing to climate-adapted restoration.

Visitor Service/Interpretive Intern

Starts June 5, 2019 • Sullys Hill National Game Preserve, St. Michael, ND

Develop skills in outreach and interpretation at Sullys Hill National Game Preserve all while learning about what it would be like to work with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Natural Resources GIS Intern

Starts January 14, 2019 • 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!