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
Video: SCA in the Northwest
SCA Nominated for NPS Director's Award

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

Interpretation Internship at Devils Tower

Starts August 29, 2021 • Devils Tower National Monument, Devils Tower, WY

Join a team of dedicated rangers working to help visitors appreciate, understand, and appropriately enjoy Devils Tower National Monument and the Black Hills.

Education Specialist Intern

Starts August 2, 2021 • Big Hole National Battlefield, Wisdom, MT

Work with National Park interpreters to create and update park educational programs.

Trail Crew

Starts June 7, 2021 • Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Winthrop, WA

Spend your summer helping to maintain trails in Washington’s North Cascade mountains, working as a member of a trail crew in wilderness and backcountry areas of the Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest, Methow Valley Ranger District.

Interpretive Intern

Starts May 17, 2021 • Wind Cave National Park, Hot Springs, SD

Spend the summer interpreting the underground and above ground worlds of Wind Cave National Park, home to the seventh longest cave in the world.

Outdoor Educator Internship

Starts May 10, 2021 • Lake Metigoshe State Park, Bottineau, ND

Spend the summer teaching in an outdoor classroom at Lake Metigoshe State Park-Bottineau, ND

2022 White River General Ranger Assistant

Starts May 10, 2021 • Mount Rainier National Park, Enumclaw, WA

Applications needed for a field ranger assistants to fill position to assist at two day use areas in Mt. Rainier National Park, Tipsoo and Sunrise. These areas need an assistant ranger presence to assure that fragile alpine resources are protected.