Public Land Corps Act

The Public Land Corps Act creates a program that provides young people age 16 to 30 the opportunity to work on conservation projects on public lands. Participants must successfully complete 640 hours that include at least 120 hours on federal lands through the Public Lands Corp. PLC participants are not federal government employees, but those who successfully complete the PLC requirements are eligible to use, for two years, noncompetitive hiring status when applying to competitive service positions.

16 USC 37 Subchapter 2
Related Programs
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service manages an unparalleled network of public lands and waters called the National Wildlife Refuge System. With more than 560 refuges spanning the country, this system protects iconic species and provides some of the best wildlife viewing opportunities on Earth.