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

(SEATTLE, WA) January 26, 2015 – The Student Conservation Association (SCA), the national leader in youth service and stewardship, reports two long-time members of its Seattle leadership team have been assigned to new and expanded national roles.

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If the shovels are ready, let’s go to work. That’s the message from the Seattle mayor’s office. Mayor Greg Nickels wants to speed up more than $300 million worth of construction and maintenance projects and compress four years of work into two starting as soon as possible. KING 5’s Allen Schauffler reports.

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A temporary log crossing is in place over Thunder Creek, making the Thunder Creek Trail passable again to foot traffic, in Washington’s rugged North Cascades National Park.The trail was closed about 14 miles from the trailhead, just before the Skagit Queen Camp, due to the failure of the Skagit Queen Bridge about four weeks ago.The crossing remains closed to stock.

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Contact Info

1265 South Main Street
Suite 210
Seattle, WA 98144
206.324.4649

Available Internships

Backcountry Office Intern

Starts June 4, 2017 • Yellowstone National Park, Yellowstone NP, WY

Backcountry Office/Wildlife Jam Intern

Biological Field Intern

Starts April 10, 2017 • Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Dallas, OR

Spend the summer in the beautiful Willamette Valley of Oregon and gain valuable experience. This position will help inform important decisions on managing species on the Willamette Valley NWR Complex, esp. for SHLAs, which are Federally Threatened.

Interpretive Intern

Starts May 15, 2017 • Wind Cave National Park, Hot Springs, SD

Spend the summer interpreting the underground world of Wind Cave National Park, home to the sixth longest cave in the world.

Wilderness Intern

Starts May 30, 2017 • Shoshone National Forest, Lander, WY

Shoshone National Forest- South Zone Wilderness-Trails Crew Member: help to build, maintain, and preserve trails in the beautiful, remote Wind River and Absaroka Mountains.

Backcountry Permit Office Intern

Starts May 28, 2017 • Yellowstone National Park, Yellowstone National Park, WY

Intern will work in the backcountry office providing visitors with trail/campsite information and permits (50%), patrol backcountry, contact visitors, clear trails (30%), care for stock, assist with wildlife management and emergency response (20%).

Visitor Services/Tour Guide Intern

Starts May 22, 2017 • Aerial Fire Depot, Missoula, MT

Interns will serve as tour guides and work in the Smokejumper visitor center. Interns will assist with greeting visitors, leading tours of the Smokejumper facility.