Youth Conservation Corps
The Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) Program is a summer employment program for young men and women between the ages of 15 through 18.
Enrollment periods typically last for eight weeks, depending upon the regional academic calendars, and the enrollees normally work a 40-hour week. Projects may include trail building, improving wildlife habitat, posting boundary signs, invasive plant control, bird banding, simple construction, office work and general maintenance activities as needed.
Applicants are selected through a random process. No prior experience is necessary to apply. Enrollees must have parental or guardian consent to enroll in the program. Applications must be submitted annually to a hosting field station by April 15th.
The purpose of the YCC program is to: