Tall Trees Access Road and the Skunk Cabbage Trail Road are CLOSED to vehicles.
Effective June 3, 2013, these closures are necessary due to key vacancies in park staffing, including heavy equipment operators required to grade and maintain these roads. Access to the Tall Trees Grove is still available via 8 mile hike. More »
Miners Ridge and Ossagon backcountry camps closed indefinitely.
Backpacker sites avail. during summer only at Gold Bluffs Beach Campground (8 sites avail.; free permit req'd; $5 fee paid on site) and year-round at Elk Prairie Campground (hiker/biker sites avail., first-come, first-served; $5 fee paid on site). More »
Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) Jobs Available at Redwood National and State Parks, Summer 2010
Contact: Tauna Clausen, 707-465-7321
Redwood National & State Parks Superintendents Steve Chaney and Jeff Bomke announced today that the parks will host a Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program this summer. This highly successful program offers young men and women ages 15 through 18 a chance to participate in conservation work throughout Redwood National and State Parks.
This year's eight week program begins on June 21st and ends on August 12th. A total of six young men and six young women participants will be selected from Humboldt and Del Norte counties at a public drawing. Participants will earn $8.00 an hour working four 10-hour days each week. All participants must bring their own lunch and provide their own transportation to and from either the Parks’ Crescent City Headquarters in Del Norte County or the
Specific work projects include trail building and maintenance, painting, landscape projects and general park cleanup. Participants may also assist in backcountry road maintenance and removal of exotic plant species within the park boundary. Natural and cultural resource education is incorporated into the eight-week program, as well as a backcountry camping trip and year-end picnic.
Applications for the YCC summer employment program were distributed to local high school counseling offices in Del Norte and northern Humboldt counties on April 1, 2010, and are due back to Park Headquarters by April 30, 2010.
For more information about the program or to receive an application, call the Human Resources office at (707) 465-7321 or 465-7323, or stop by Redwood National and State Parks Headquarters between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
This News release can also be viewed, downloaded, and/or printed here (PDF, 34.1 KB)
Did You Know?
Gray whales migrate just offshore along the California coastline as they travel from Alaska to Baja California; a 10,000-mile round trip journey. The best time to view these 45-foot marine mammals are December/January and March/April. Watch for their spouts that are shaped like a heart.