Youth Conservation Corps
Ruby Lake NWR hosts a residential YCC Crew for eight weeks each summer. The YCC is a balanced work/learn/earn program for youth that develops an understanding and appreciation of the Nation's environment and heritage. Some of the Refuge work projects include trail maintenance, fence removal or repair, invasive weed management, litter pickup, and wildlife habitat enhancement. The environmental education portion of the program will expose participants to plants and wildlife of the Great Basin ecoregion, as well as careers in wildlife biology and natural resource management.