NextGen Forest Ambassadors

“Last year I hadn’t ever set foot in a National Forest, and now I can say that I’m the richest landowner on earth! But not just me, it belongs to all of us!” - NextGen Participant

The NextGen Forest Ambassadors stewardship program for teens offers a youth summit where teens name obstacles to nature and actionable solutions, choose between various workshops from expert conservationists, plan and execute a stewardship project with 1-1 mentoring from land managers.  This entirely FREE program offers a $100 stipend upon successful completion of all program elements. Transportation and gear provided as needed. Watch an 8 minute video on NextGen!

NextGen 2024

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Location: Vogel State Park

Eligible to Apply: Teens 14-16 (8th-11th grade)

Cost: None

Learn More: NextGen ToolKit


NextGen 2023

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Summary and Ambassador Projects


NextGen 2022

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Summary and Ambassador Projects


NextGen 2020 (virtual edition!)

NextGen Forest Ambassadors

NextGen 2019

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