Youth Conservation Corps Seeks Motivated Youth for Summer Employment

Release Date: Apr 4, 2018  

Contact(s): Dylan Peters (970) 874-6625


 

The Grand Mesa Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests are looking for hard working, enthusiastic and outdoor oriented teenagers to participate in the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program. The YCC program provides summer employment for youth while accomplishing various types of conservation work involving trail maintenance, range conservation, vegetation monitoring and other projects. The work schedule consists of up to four 10-hour days, and may involve camping out under the stars occasionally. The YCC projects will take you to areas of the forest you haven’t seen, help you develop skills for future jobs with public land management agencies and possibly enhance your love for the outdoors! A good attitude and strong work ethic is all you need; no resume or experience necessary!

The 10-week program starts June and continues into August. For more information and applications visit: http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/gmug/ycc

Grand Valley Ranger District (Grand Junction) - Application deadline is April 13, 2018. Crew members will do trail work and other projects for the Grand Mesa and Uncompahgre National Forest. The workweek will be 4 days/10 hours a day and some weeks involve backpack camping. Minimum age is 16. For more information contact Loren Paulson at (970) 242-8211. Applications can be emailed to Brenda Winfrey, bwinfrey@fs.fed.us or mailed to: Grand Valley RD, 2777 Crossroads Blvd. Unit 1, Grand Junction, CO 81506

Paonia Ranger District (Paonia) - Application deadline is April 14, 2018. Crew members will do trail work on the Gunnison National Forest, other work projects that could include: tree planting, fencing, beetle kill mapping and timber surveys. The workweek will be 4 days/10 hours a day and some weeks involve backpack camping. Open to ages 15-18. For more information contact Paul Kimpling at pkimpling@fs.fed.us. Applications can be dropped off or mailed to: Paonia Ranger District, 403 N. Rio Grande Ave., Paonia, CO 81428

Gunnison Ranger District (Gunnison) - Application deadline is April 14, 2018. Crew members will work on diverse conservation projects involving wildlife, range and recreation management on the Gunnison National Forest. The workweek will be 5 days/eight hours a day. Open to Ages 15-18. For more information contact Matt Vasquez at mgvasquez@fs.fed.us or (970) 642-4401. Applications can be dropped off or mailed to: Gunnison Ranger District, 216 N Colorado St., Gunnison, CO 81230

Norwood Ranger District (Norwood) - Application deadline is April 16, 2018. Crew members will do trail work on the Uncompahgre National Forest along with other work projects. The workweek will be 4 days/10 hours a day and some weeks involve backpack camping. Open to Ages 15-18. For more information contact John Hidy at jhidy02@fs.fed.us or (970) 327-4261. Applications can be dropped off or mailed to: Norwood Ranger District, 1150 Forest St., Norwood, CO 814223

-USDA-

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