Clearwater Basin Youth Conservation Corps now accepting applications for summer jobs

KAMIAH, Idaho (March 30, 2020) – The Clearwater Basin Youth Conservation Corps is now accepting applications for their 2020 field season. This year, the program will employ six full field crews, two office assistants, and two wilderness trail crew members for a total of 40 paid job opportunities for youth and adults across public lands in the Clearwater Basin. Program employment dates are June 10 through August 4.  

For the 2020 field season, the Clearwater Basin Youth Conservation Corps (CBYCC) will employ six full crews in the communities of Grangeville, Orofino, Pierce, Potlatch, and Kamiah/Kooskia. Each crew is comprised of a five-person team of youth ages 16–18 and one adult crew leader. Crews work on a variety of projects throughout the summer across multiple focus areas including forestry, wildlife, archaeology, recreation, fire management, natural resource management, and more. In addition, youth are exposed to community service and volunteerism while learning more about various land management agencies, and both for–profit and non–profit organizations operating in their local area.

CBYCC is also hiring two youth to assist at local Forest Service ranger stations with greeting the public, answering questions, transferring calls, and other administrative tasks as assigned. One position is available at the North Fork Ranger District office in Orofino, and the other is located at the Red River Ranger District office in Elk City.

Two additional youth hired on the Wilderness Trail Crew will work exclusively in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness alongside a Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests trail crew maintaining and rebuilding trails, clearing logs, and accomplishing other work to open trails for the season. Applicants must be 18 years of age on the first day of work for these positions.

For more information about this year’s job opportunities and to apply to the program, please visit

The mission of the CBYCC is to expose youth to natural resource career opportunities and facilitate development of practical problem–solving skills while participants work alongside program and technical specialists on projects that reduce wildfire risk, enhance natural resources, and promote healthy rural communities. The program is a partnership effort between the Clearwater Resource Conservation & Development Council, Clearwater Economic Development Association, USDA Forest Service, Clearwater Basin Collaborative, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, National Park Service, Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Idaho Department of Labor, Idaho Firewise, Idaho County, and other local organizations, communities, and industries. Learn more at

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