Digest of Federal Resource Laws of Interest to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Youth Conservation Corps Act
Youth Conservation Corps Act (16 U.S.C. 1701-1706, 84 Stat. 794) -- Public Law 91-378,
approved August 13, 1970, declares the YCC pilot program a success and establishes permanent
programs within the Departments of Interior and Agriculture for young adults who have attained
the age of 15, but not the age of 19, to perform specific tasks on lands and waters administered
under jurisdiction of these Secretaries. Within the Fish and Wildlife Service, YCC participants
perform various tasks on National Wildlife Refuges, National Fish Hatcheries, research stations,
and other facilities.
The legislation also authorizes the Secretary of Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to
establish a joint grant program to assist States employing young adults on non-Federal public
lands and waters throughout the U.S.
Requires the Secretaries of Interior and Agriculture to prepare a joint report to the President
and Congress prior to April 1 of each year.
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