Some years the refuge has a Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) crew. It is for young men and women, ages 15 through 18, who are permanent residents of the United States. YCC is a well-balanced work-learn-earn program that develops an understanding and appreciation of our natural resources and an opportunity to explore a career in this field. Crew members work with agency staff and volunteers on a variety of biological, maintenance, and visitor service projects. These positions are usually advertised in March or early April.
Youth Conservation Corps Application Form
The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge will be hiring fourteen students (Winona District four), (LaCrosse District two), (McGregor District four) and (Savanna District four) this summer to work on a Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) crew. This summer’s eight week YCC program will begin on Monday, June 15, 2015 and end on Friday, August 7, 2015. Crew members will be paid minimum wage per hour for a 40-hour work week. The work week is Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m
Young men and women, 15 through 18 years of age, who are permanent residents of the United States, its Territories, or possessions, are eligible for employment without regard to social, economic, racial, or ethnic backgrounds.
YCC is a well-balanced work-learn-earn program that helps develop an understanding and appreciation of the Nation’s environment and heritage. Crew members will work with agency staff and volunteers on a variety of biological, maintenance, and visitor service projects. The program also presents an early opportunity to explore a career in natural resources.
Youth interested in a YCC position should submit their applications to:
(Winona Dist.) Curt McMurl, UMR Winona District, 51 East 4th Street, Room 203, Winona, MN 55987.
(LaCrosse Dist.) Laurel Kullerud, UMR La Crosse District, N5727 County Rd. Z, Onalaska, WI 54650.
(McGregor Dist.) YCC Coordinator, 470 Cliff Haven Road, Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin 53821.
(Savanna Dist.) Alan Anderson, UMR Savanna District, 7071 Riverview Road, Thomson, IL 61285.
Please note the District Office is currently located at 401 Business Hwy 18N, McGregor, Iowa, 52157, but will be moving to 470 Cliff Haven Road, Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, 53821 in March, 2015.
Applications must be received by the office you are interested in by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 10, 2015.
Applicants will be selected by random drawing and notified by Friday, April 17, 2015.
Hiring is dependent on the availability of funding.
Questions about the program should be directed to
(Winona) Curt_McMurl@fws.gov 507-494-6213
(LaCrosse) Laurel_Kullerud@fws.gov 608-779-2232
(Savanna) Alan_Anderson@fws.gov 815-273-3184