In partnership with the US Forest Service & National Park Service, TxCC sends Crew Leaders to various collaborating locations to assist with running a Youth Conservation Corps crew. Crews will be working and living in the National Forest or National Park for the duration of the term, performing habitat restoration, trail building and other conservation practices. Crew Members are high school students (typically 15-18) and are recruited by the partner sites from the local area.
Participating sites: Ouachita National Forest (AR), Kisatchie National Forest (LA), Davy Crockett National Forest (TX), and Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park (TX).
This program provides opportunities for current Austin-based high school students and recent high school graduates to spend a summer working on conservation projects throughout Travis County. Two Crew Leaders will lead 6-8 Crew Members on trail improvement and habitat restoration projects throughout Austin and Travis County. Opportunities for travel and camping will be provided. Crews will focus on building conservation skills and engaging in environmental education. The program works in partnership with Travis County Parks and City of Austin.
YCC & Summer Youth Crew Leaders: Ages 21-28
Term: May 21st, 2018 – August 10th, 2018
Applications open in February
Qualifications – Must Have