The Youth Conservation Corps is a summer employment program for young men and women, ages 15 through 18, who work and learn together by participating in conservation work on public lands. The program begin in June 2016, and run for about 8 weeks. Between 4 and 8 YCC staff will be selected during a drawing of applicant names in the spring.
Successful candidates will earn $10.00 per hour (California minimum wage). No housing is available. All participants must bring a lunch and be able to provide their own transportation to and from the monument, and carpooling is encouraged. Work schedules will begin at 7:00 AM and end at 3:30 PM. each day, Monday through Friday, except on federal holidays (July 4th).
Conservation education is incorporated into the YCC program. This education will highlight the diversity and responsibilities of different National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service areas, introduce participants to the natural and cultural history of the local area, and may involve field trips to surrounding sites.Applications for the YCC summer employment program must be mailed to Lava Beds National Monument, P.O. Box 1240, Tulelake, CA 96134.
Applicants will be selected in the spring, and contacted by phone shortly thereafter. For more information about the program or to receive an application, please call Nathan Charlton - YCC Program Manager - 530-667-8107 e-mail us.