Six Rivers Seeking Applicants for Youth Conservation Corps

This is a press release from the Six Rivers National Forest:

United States Forest Service USFSWILLOW CREEK, Calif. – The Six Rivers National Forest’s Lower Trinity Ranger District is now accepting crewmember applications from the communities of Willow Creek, Hoopa, Salyer, Hawkins Bar and Burnt Ranch for its Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program. The eight-week program begins June 25 and runs through August 17, 2018.

The YCC is a summer employment program for young men and women ages 15 through 18, who work, learn and earn together by doing projects that further the development and conservation of the nation’s natural resources. Crewmembers will work on a wide variety of projects that may include campground maintenance, noxious weed removal, fuels reduction, and trail or road maintenance.

Applications are available at Dream Quest Teen & Youth Center, Hoopa High School’s counseling office, and the ranger district office. The selection process is competitive—the application requires a short essay, as well as in-person or phone interviews. Applications should be mailed to, or dropped off at, the Lower Trinity Ranger District, 580 Highway 96, PO Box 68, Willow Creek, CA 95573. Completed applications must be received no later than April 16.

Selected crewmembers will earn $11 per hour, working five 8-hour days each week. They must have their own transportation to the ranger district office each day; however, transportation from the district office to each day’s work site will be provided by the US Forest Service. Crewmembers must come prepared each day with proper work boots, work clothes and lunch. Crews are expected to perform rigorous outdoor work, under potentially adverse weather conditions, in rough terrain.

For additional information, contact Bryson Code, Six Rivers’ YCC coordinator, at (707) 441-3520 or brysonhcode@fs.fed.us; Chris Trunkey, Six Rivers’ YCC field coordinator, at (530) 629-4136 or ctrunkey@fs.fed.us; or Nick Wilde, Dream Quest YCC partner, at (530) 629-3564.

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