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 their term, performing habitat restoration, trail building and other conservation practices. Crew Members are high school students (typically 15-18) and are recruited by our 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 is for current high school students and recent high school graduates to spend a summer working on conservation projects throughout the City of Austin and Travis County or City of Houston and Harris County. Members will work on trail improvement and habitat restoration projects led by two adult Crew Leaders. 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 several agencies and organizations dedicated to serving youth and the environment.
YCC & Summer Youth Crew Leaders: Ages 21-28
Term of Service: May 21st, 2019 – August 9th, 2019
Applications open February – April
Qualifications – Must Have