Forest Guild Offers Youth Conservation Corp. (YCC) Jobs
The Forest Guild sponsors a youth corps program in New Mexico each summer to train local youth in forestry work, including work out of El Rito for the Carson National Forest. The program provides career training in natural resources for 16-25 year olds. Through training from the Guild and working on the ground, crewmembers learn about forest management, fire ecology, watershed health, and wildlife ecology. Some crew members have gone on to pursue college degrees in natural resource management.
An important focus of the program is on field-based training that has real world applications. For example, crews have been involved in gathering monitoring data about fuels reduction treatments, assisting with feasibility studies of trout reintroduction, and rehabilitating forests after fire.
For more information, contact the Forest Guild:
Applications for Youth Conservation Corp. trainers and crew members can be found at http://www.forestguild.org/