The CBYCC is a partnership effort between the Clearwater RC&D, Clearwater Economic Development Association, USDA Forest Service, Clearwater Basin Collaborative, US Army Corps of Engineers, National Park Service, Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Idaho Department of Labor, Idaho Firewise, Idaho County, and other local industries, communities, and organizations.
This program was piloted in 2013 and has been growing every year to include new crews, new geographic areas, and new partners. For the 2021 field season, the CBYCC will employ 6 full crews: 1 in Grangeville, 2 in Kamiah/Kooskia, 1 in Orofino, 1 in Pierce, and 1 in Potlatch. Each crew is comprised of a 5-person team of youth ages 16–18 and 1 adult crew leader.
Each field crew will work on a variety of projects including those that focus on silviculture, wildlife and fisheries, facilities maintenance, recreation, fuels reduction, trail development, weed management, stream restoration, and protection of heritage and other high conservation value sites as well as exposure community volunteerism. The intent is that work projects provide a valuable experience for the crew, but also accomplish a productive task for the sponsoring partner. Participants also have an opportunity to discover the various land management agencies and both for-profit and non-profit organizations operating right in their backyard.
The CBYCC provides all training, personal protective gear, basic tools, and transportation for the crews as well as all supervision and management.
The Clearwater Basin Youth Conservation Corps (CBYCC) is now accepting applications for our 8-week, paid summer work program. As a CBYCC Wilderness Trail Crew member, you will work on a crew with 4-5 others to gain skills and knowledge that will prepare you for a career in natural resources.
Trail Crew in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness.
In the 2022 season there will be two available positions.
Hiring for the Wilderness Trail Crew is handled separately from the Youth Crew Members due to the specialized requirements of the position.
Applicants must be no younger or older than 18.
In this job you will spend your summer out in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness working with the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests’ Wilderness Trail Crew. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to earn while you learn and be part of a team working to enhance and protect our Wilderness and natural resources. Crews will be based out of the Fenn Ranger Station on the Selway River.
Please note that this is not a residential program. Youth are responsible for their own housing and transportation to and from the muster location each week. Lodging in the Wilderness will be primitive camping. To reach most worksites, crew members will be required to hike while carrying personal gear and tools.
Position Summary: The Clearwater Economic Development Association, Clearwater Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Council, and partners are currently seeking primary and back-up crew leaders for all Clearwater Basin Youth Conservation Corps (CBYCC) crews. The mission of the CBYCC is to expose youth to natural resource career opportunities and facilitate development of practical problem-solving skills while participants work alongside program and technical specialists on projects that restore aquatic and terrestrial habitat and promote healthy rural communities. The CBYCC offers local youth an opportunity to experience the outdoors in a paid work-place setting while also providing a fun learning environment and exposure to traditional skills.
Project Location: Primary or back-up Crew leader positions are available in each of the following crew locations: Grangeville, Kooskia, Orofino, Pierce, and Potlatch.
Compensation and Work Schedule: Primary Crew Lead positions are at least 40 hours per week during the field season with additional paid training and some pre- and post-season organizational work. Back-up Crew Leads will be expected to attend pre-season training (paid) and be available as needed to fill in when the Primary Crew Lead is unavailable (paid hourly when working). The pay rate for this position is $16–$19.08 per hour, depending on experience.
Hiring is open for the 2022 YCC season! There are 30 youth crew member applications open. F.ollow the link below to access the online application form. PDF applications may be requested by emailing [email protected]
Tentative dates for the 2022 season are June 2022- August 2022. All applicants must be between the ages of 16-18 on the start date for employment.
Clearwater Economic Development Association in partnership with the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests is seeking a Crew Lead for the Kelly Forks Residential Youth Conservation Corps for the 2021 summer season.