Developing Conservation Leaders of Today and Tomorrow
The Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program provides an opportunity for young people (ages 15 to 18) to actively participate in public land stewardship projects.
This year, our shovel-ready crew maintained several trails on The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests (GMUG). Our signature trail was the Dark Canyon Trail.
Work included heavy brushing, building several drainage structures (french drains, cosways, waterbars), constructing retaining walls, and leading volunteer projects. Highlights included working with a timber crew, collecting data for the Rocky Mountain Biological Research Laboratory, participating in a community outreach project, completing a safety project, and assisting a BLM River Ranger.
These kids developed leadership skills, learned how to work as a team and create a safe work environment.
Looking for a summer adventure and a job all in one?
The Rocky Mountain Region of the U.S. Forest Service will be hiring over 900 temporary positions for the 2017 field season throughout national forests and grasslands in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota & Wyoming.
February 2-8, the Region will be accepting applications for jobs in recreation, fisheries, wilderness/trails, wildlife, engineering, visitor services, timber, equipment operators, YCC leader and more. Here's more seasonal job information.