Upper Susitna Soil and Water District

Upper Susitna Soil and Water District

Youth Conservation Corps

YCC Blog Up and Running!



Welcome YCC Crew Members and followers! This the Upper Susitna Soil and Water District's Youth Conservation Corps FIRST BLOG POST! 

We decided to create a blog so that we can more easily inform others and share our projects with the community. 


A little bit about the USSWCD summer YCC program:

The Upper Susitna Soil and Water District employs 7-14 local youth from the ages 14-17 from the Trapper Creek, Sunshine, and Talkeetna areas. Projects give youth the opportunities to gain workforce experience, develop leadership skills, and foster environmental stewardship. All projects are community based thus everyone in the community will benefit. 

A list of projects for the 2014 season:

Talkeetna Village Park flower beds

Forest inventory data collection

Talkeetna Lakes Park trail maintanence

Invasive Species control and monitering

Denali National Park and Preserve trail building 


YCC Projects are entirely dependent on funding. We are very grateful to the many organizations that support our crew! 


Benefits of working with the YCC program:

-Receive on the job training in Tool Safety/ Risk Management, Basic Trail Building, Invasive Species Identification and First Aid and more....

- Network with professionals in the field of conservation

-Work outdoors in a safe setting with peers

-Learn leadership skills, conservation stewardship and responsibility

-Build a resume with great experience

-Make money!! 




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