Organization Overview

Northwest Youth Corps (NYC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering youth and young adults to become successful, resilient members of their communities. To achieve this, NYC provides a variety of outdoors, conservation-specific programs to youth and young adults throughout the Northwest emphasizing education, leadership, and personal growth.

Since 1984, NYC and its resource management partners have provided opportunities to over 19,000 youth and young adults to learn, grow, and experience success. NYC’s programs serve over 800 youth and young adults annually, with programs operating in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and California.

Tribal Stewards

Positions for Ages 19-24 for Native American young adults 
Dates: 6/18 - 9/26   

The Tribal Stewards Program is specifically designed to provide hands on training and experience to Native American young adults who are interested in pursuing employment with conservation corps, land and water resource management agencies, and other outdoor careers. The Tribal Stewards Program integrates team-based work projects, culture relevancy, education, and on-site vocational training into an experience that prioritizes personal growth, and the development of conservation work skills. Participants will develop technical skills working on a variety of conservation projects while developing the soft skills needed to be successful in the outdoor industry.


Tribal Stewards members spend 12 weeks camping, working and traveling together as a six person team. You can expect to work on physically challenging conservation projects in many kinds of weather, gaining hands on experience in the groundwork of stewardship.  Each day, you will return to camp after work and participate in community activities, including meal prep, water collection and treatment, and tool maintenance, followed by a family style dinner. Evenings will be spent on various educational and recreational activities; including formal lessons taught by team members, group discussions, and stargazing around the campfire. 


- Projects take place with the Pacific Crest Trail Association in Mt. Jefferson Wilderness near Warm Spring, OR.

- Participants will earn a living allowance of $3,630 for their term of service, prorated throughout the program.

- $2,215 AmeriCorps Education Award upon the successful completion of the program.

- All crew meals, tent lodging and transportation (except to/from NYC HQ included.

- This program begins and ends at NYC offices in Eugene, OR.

- Tribal Stewards participants must be between 19 and 24 years of age at the start of the program.


Ages Session Dates
19-24 Tribal Stewards June 18 – Sept. 26

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Angela Noah, Ancestral Lands VISTA Intern -  Angela Noah originates from the White Mountain Apache Tribe from Cibecue, Arizona located on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation. Aside from Apache, she is also Oklahoma Choctaw and Navajo. Angela first worked with NYC as a youth participant in a Youth Corps Camping Program in 2015 and completed a session of the Native American Conservation Corps Seasonal Stewardship Program in 2015-2016. Angela served as a Crewleader for Youth Corps Community and Camping Program for Northwest Youth Corps in 2017. She is a 2016 graduate from Chemawa Indian School in Salem, OR where she co-founded the One Chemawa Program in collaboration with NYC to bring natural resource management experience to students. In addition, Angela received the highly respected 2016 Corps Networks’ Corpsmember of the Year Award. Aside from her extensive NYC experience, Angela also completed an AmeriCorps term with the Tribal Civilian Community Corps with the Hoopa Valley Tribe in Hoopa, California. There, she responded to natural disasters including the flood in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Angela is passionate about bringing Native youth outdoors and is thrilled to be the Ancestral Lands VISTA intern. Her role will be to build tribal partnerships with the Federally Recognized tribes in the Northwest and to support tribal programs NYC has to offer. Outside of work, Angela enjoys journaling, singing, and attending Powwows in the Northwest. You can also find Angela escaping to the Oregon coast to explore.


    Contact Angela with any questions.  Phone:  (541) 654-4706      email: