Date(s) - March 15, 2022 - April 15, 2022
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The Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council (CFWWC) has a natural resources focus that includes habitat restoration, education, stewardship, and monitoring. The Youth Conservation Crew (YCC) serves multiple purposes and provides education and youth workforce development for youth 16-20 years old through a variety of environmental stewardship efforts that lead to habitat restoration or enhancement. MUST BE 16 BY JUNE 1, 2022 TO APPLY.
CFWWC is committed to providing a well-rounded program that ensures the YCC works on a variety of lands (ie private, public, and industry owned). There are several different ways to manage, restore, protect, and enhance lands in our region. It is important to provide the opportunity to share the different methods and reasoning behind land management decisions. These decisions are often complicated and dictated by different laws and objectives based on ownership type. Providing the ability and flexibility to work on private, municipal and industry-owned lands provide an exponential lift in habitat restoration and fuels reduction efforts in our region and a better understanding of the complexity of land managers that would not be otherwise possible.
CFWWC has worked closely with partners to create and evolve this program to serve the ever changing needs of our community. The program began in 2017 as a collaboration between CFWWC and US Forest Service after recognizing that there was not only a lack of jobs for local youth in our area but also a lack of career training and networking opportunities. The pilot year ran in the summer of 2018 with only the two partners. Lessons learned revealed including additional partners would make the program more robust, impactful, and provide more opportunities for additional youth. US Army Corps of Engineers joined as a program partner in 2019 and the City of Cottage Grove and Weyerhaeuser joined in 2020. In the summer of 2021, CDE joined as a program partner to help educate our youth by providing a foundational multi-day training on diversity, equity and inclusion.
Please read the full announcement below. Incomplete applications will NOT be considered. Questions please call Amanda Gilbert, Executive Director at 541-767-9717 during business hours.