Youth Conservation Crew: The Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council (CFWWC) Youth Conservation Crew provides local youth with on-the-job training alongside natural resource professionals.
Northwest Youth Corps: Northwest Youth Corps (NYC) engages youth and young adults to improve our region’s public and private lands. Through NYC’s programs, participants develop critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership skills in an outdoor setting.
Volunteer Trail Work
- Salem area trail alliance SATA: https://www.salemtrails.org/
THRU THE TREES: Students ages 14-18 from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, or Montana. Students may submit entries as individuals or work with other students as a team.
Deadline: April 7, 2023https://www.thruthetrees.org/quick-start
Fact sheets, brochures, and fliers: https://www.oregon.gov/odf/Pages/publications.aspx
Books to ponder: https://bookauthority.org/books/best-nature-books
Indigenous Land Management: https://www.confluenceproject.org/library/
Oregon Forest Literacy Plan: https://oregonforests.org/pub/oregon-forest-literacy-plan
Lesson Plan Resources: https://learnforests.org/
Reach out to your local forestry agency! Ask what kind or volunteering/intern opportunities are available for your skillset and age range.
Middle Fork Ranger District: (541) 782-2283 https://www.fs.usda.gov/willamette
U.S. Forest Service: (541) 225-6300 https://www.fs.usda.gov/willamette/
Bureau of Land Management: (541) 683-6600 https://www.blm.gov/office/northwest-oregon-district-office
Oregon Dept. of Forestry: (541) 726-3588 https://www.oregon.gov/odf/Pages/index.aspx