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

The National Park Service Director’s Partnership Award annually recognizes the outstanding accomplishments and/or lifetime achievements carried out by national park partners nationwide, everyday. It’s a great honor to SCA’s Community Crew program to be nominated by our long time partner Mount Rainier National Park. 

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This year the Northwest Community program is celebrating 30 years of community programming and conservation service to the Puget Sound area. We’re reaching out to our SCA members throughout our history to reconnect and find out where they’re at today. This conversation is with Jesse Alton, ‘93-‘96 Seattle Community Program alum and crew leader ‘04. 

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This year the Northwest Community program is celebrating 30 years of community programming and conservation service to the Puget Sound area. We’re reaching out to our SCA members throughout our history to reconnect and find out where they’re at today.

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Contact Info

1265 South Main Street
Suite 210
Seattle, WA 98144
206.324.4649

Available Internships

FWS Intern

Starts May 15, 2017 • Waubay National Wildlife Refuge, Waubay, SD

You are invited to join the Waubay National Wildlife Refuge team to improve prairie habitat in Waubay Refuge/Wetland Management District located in northeastern South Dakota. Come explore the wonders of the prairie that many overlook.

Digital Media Intern

Starts April 24, 2017 • Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford, WA

Become a member of a digital media team at Mount Rainier National Park where you will assist with creating digital interpretive “experiences”, maintain the park website, and participate in a social media team.

Mountaineering & Wilderness Ranger Intern

Starts June 5, 2017 • North Cascades National Park, Marblemount, WA

Mountaineering & Wilderness Information Center Ranger Intern

Wilderness Ranger Intern

Starts June 5, 2017 • North Cascades National Park, Marblemount, WA

Backcountry / Wilderness Information Center Ranger Intern

Visitor Services Intern

Starts May 28, 2017 • Yellowstone National Park, YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WY

Assist with Ranger Station operations, emergency services operations, front and backcountry resource management operations, and boat/marine operations.

Invasive Species Intern Camas NWR

Starts May 1, 2017 • Southeast Idaho Refuge Complex, HAMER, ID

Would you like to learn about native sage brush habitat on the Upper Snake River Plain? This is an opportunity to improve native upland habitat by seeking and mapping non-native vegetation.