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YCC_512x219 Youth Conservation Corps crew members work side-by-side refuge staff and partake in experiences to last a life time!

 Necedah Refuge is Hiring Teens for a Summer 2014 Work Crew   

Necedah National Wildlife Refuge is hiring four teens age 15 to 18 to work on a Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) crew.  The employment will begin on June 16, 2014, will last for 8 weeks, and will pay minimum wage.  This is a good work experience for teens interested in conservation and working in the outdoors.  The program includes 4 hours per week of environmental education.  Planned work activities include building and improving hiking trails, landscaping, painting facilities, constructing signs, preparing whooping crane pens, and various other biological, visitor services, and maintenance projects.


Complete an application and return it to the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge: 


  • US Postal Service - applications must be postmarked no later than April 18th, 2014.  
  • Hand delivered - applications must be received at the Visitor’s Center no later than 4:00 pm on April 18th, 2014.  
  • Email – applications must be legible.  Email to with a Subject of “YCC Application” and must be sent no later than April 18th, 2014.  
  • Faxed – applications may be faxed to (608) 565-3160 and must be received no later than April 18th, 2014.  

Applicant selection will be by a random drawing open to the public on Friday April 25th at 3:30 pm in the Savannah Room of the refuge headquarters building.  Selected applicants will be notified on or before May 2nd, 2014.  For more information contact Deputy Refuge Manager, Dave Trudeau at Necedah Refuge at (608) 565-2551. 


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the principal Federal agency responsible for conserving, protecting and enhancing fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. The Service manages the 95-million-acre National Wildlife Refuge System, which encompasses nearly 540 national wildlife refuges, thousands of small wetlands and other special management areas. It also operates 70 national fish hatcheries, 64 fishery resource offices and 78 ecological services field stations. The agency enforces Federal wildlife laws, administers the Endangered Species Act, manages migratory bird populations, restores nationally significant fisheries, conserves and restores wildlife habitat such as wetlands, and helps foreign governments with their conservation efforts. It also oversees the Federal Aid program that distributes hundreds of millions of dollars in excise taxes on fishing and hunting equipment to state fish and wildlife agencies.  




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Last Updated: Feb 12, 2014
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