White Mountain National Forest Announces Youth Conservation Corp (YCC) Summer Work Program

Release Date: Mar 13, 2018  

Contact(s): Colleen Mainville 603-536-6243


Campton, NH – March 13, 2018   The Youth Conservation Corp (YCC) is a summer employment program for area youths ages 15-18 who will work, learn, and earn together in the great outdoors. The purpose of the YCC program is to accomplish needed conservation work on public lands, while providing an educational experience.  The program is sponsored by the Pemigewasset Ranger District, White Mountain National Forest in Campton NH.

The crew will consist of 6 students; 50% boys and 50% girls.  Enrollees will work a 37.5 hour week earning minimum wage, and projects will include: trail maintenance, clean-up and maintenance of recreation sites, wildlife habitat improvement work, and other projects supporting timber and fire management. The YCC crew will also spend one day each week learning about natural resource conservation and management during dedicated education days.

The 8 week program will run from June 18th through August 10th.  Applications must be mailed, emailed or faxed to the Pemigewassest Ranger District, 71 White Mountain Drive, Campton NH, 03223.  The application deadline is April 18. For more information or to print an application:   www.fs.usda.gov/whitemountain, or contact YCC Program Manager Ryan Twomey at rtwomey@fs.fed.us  603-536-6103.   

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