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Youth Conservation Corps

Youth Conservation CorpsThe Youth Conservation Corps has completed many important tasks each summer including reopening the Wigwam Connector Trail, making a portion of the Pine Ridge Nature Trail accessible to all visitors, posting signs, and completing many other tasks that helps the refuge maintain its status as a great place to visit.

Are you a young man or woman age 15 to 18? Do you have a love for the outdoors? Are you interested in exploring a career in conservation and wildlife management? Then the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) is for you!

YCC is a well-balanced work-learn-earn program that develops an understanding and appreciation in participating youth of the Nation’s environment and heritage. YCC offers gainful summer employment to youth in a healthful outdoor atmosphere.


Summer Job Opportunity

Applications will be accepted in 2014, if funding is available.

Applicants are not eligible if they turn 19 prior to the end of the program in August and must be 15 by the starting date in June.

Projects include but are not limited to: 

  • Nature trail construction and maintenance
  • Building, sign and grounds maintenance
  • Observation deck and boardwalk maintenance
  • Weed control
  • Learn about the different jobs in the Fish and Wildlife Service and the conservation of natural resources

Participants will do hard physical work and may be exposed to insects, poison oak and ivy, adverse weather, and difficult working conditions.  Some jobs may not be fun or may be a bit monotonous, but in the end all past participants have noted that overall they enjoyed the experience and are glad they had the opportunity.

This eight week program pays minimum wage and will start in early June and run through early August. Two young men and two young women will be selected for these positions by a random drawing which will be held in late April.

If selected for the position, the youth must obtain a work permit to participate.

Youth Conservation Corps Flyer

To Apply:

 Fillable YCC Application (Do not fill in your Social Security Number simply write yes if you have one and no if you do not have one. You will need a Social Security Number to participate in YCC.)

Seney National Wildlife Refuge
ATTN: YCC Coordinator
1674 Refuge Entrance Road
Seney, MI 49883

For more information please contact the Assistant Refuge Manager at (906) 586-9851 ext. 13.

Page Photo Credits — Youth Conservation Corps Performing Trail Maintenance on the Pine Ridge Nature Trail - USFWS
Last Updated: Feb 24, 2014
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