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Youth Conservation Corps

YCC crew working 512 x 319Upper Souris NWR conducts a Youth Conservation Corps program annually for  summer employment recruiting .

The YCC program, held at hundreds of refuges throughout the nation, is designed for young men and women to have the opportunity to do valuable refuge work while learning about wildlife and conservation of natural resources. The enrollees are involved in trail clearing, painting and putting up signs, mowing and maintaining public use areas, cleaning refuge facilities, repairing and maintaining equipment, assisting with biological activities as well as other duties. In addition, youth will learn how to become a team player, learn the responsibilities of employment, learn how a wildlife refuge is operated and learn about wildlife and wild lands.

Program Requirements

1. You must be 15 years of age by May 27, 2016, but must not turn 19 years old during the program.
2. You must be a permanent resident of the United States or its territories or possessions.
3. You must not have previously participated in the YCC program.
4. You must have a social security number.
5. You must have the desire to work in the outdoors and become involved in the development and maintenance of natural resources.
6. You must not have a history of discipline problems.
7. You must be able to obtain satisfactory medical certification to indicate physical suitability for work assignments.
8. You must be able to obtain parental or legal guardian consent to enroll in the program.
9. You must be able to commute daily to the refuge headquarters (seven miles north of  Foxholm or eight miles east of Carpio).
Last Updated: Oct 15, 2015
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