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 will begin on or around June 17th, 2013, and run for 5-8 weeks. Between 4 and 8 YCC staff will be selected during a drawing of applicant names on May 31, 2013.
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 Services 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, and be postmarked no later than May 28, 2013. Please state on the application if you would prefer to work at the Tulelake Wildlife Refuge or at Lava Beds National Monument.
Applicants will be selected on May 31, 2013, and contacted by phone shortly thereafter. For more information about the program or to receive an application, please call Amy Ellinger at (530) 667-8152.
Did You Know?
The California poppy (Eschscholzia californica), our state flower, is a problematic invasive weed in Australia. It is a common perennial on sunny slopes in the monument, blooming most of the summer.