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Women in Conservation

All-Women Crews Offering Paid Conservation Service-Work and Exposure to Careers in Parks and Natural Resource Management

Join our Women in Conservation Crews: Northwest Youth Corps (NYC) has provided youth and young adults work opportunities in the great outdoors in a fun team-based learning environment that emphasizes personal growth and stewardship since 1984. This summer, NYC is partnering with the National Park Service to offer a program for youth and young adult women, including cisgender and trans women, who have historically been excluded from conservation opportunities and exposure to careers in parks and natural resource management.


The Youth Crew will serve five weeks from 7/24-8/28. NYC will also host an eight-week Young Adult Crew from 8/25-10/22. Project locations include Crater Lake National Park, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, and Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve. Crews will carry out conservation projects under the supervision of trained and experienced female crewleaders, with NPS conservation professionals providing project guidance and mentoring. 


In addition to the scheduled work projects, participants will learn more about careers through presentations, interpretive tours, and education provided by NYC staff, who will also help these young women identify potential pathways to implement their goals. Youth Crews earn a non-taxed stipend of $1,500, while young adults receive a living allowance of $2,600 prorated through their term of service, along with a $1,638 AmeriCorps Education Award upon the successful completion of the program.