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Student Conservation Assoc

We're the Student Conservation Association! Conserving lands and transforming lives since 1957. ___ 👇🏾 Hiring field leaders!

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@lanetomassini // 0° wind chills aren't enough to stop us from fighting for this beautiful place! Shout out to my brave ADK Winter Crew! #trailcrew #trailwork #studentconservationassociation #americorps #conservation #adirondacks #adk #winter #snow #cold #badass #outdoors #getoutside #snow #trail #hiking #hike #outdoorlife #adventures #forest #newyork
Punch Bowl Spring in @yellowstonenps ! This boiling, intermittent spring has produced a raised sinter lip. It was named by the 1871 Hayden Survey due to its "punch bowl" shape. In FY 2018, Yellowstone National Park hosted 34 SCA members, completing 373 combined service weeks. Photo courtesy of Jacob W. Frank, NPS. . . . #yellowstone #publiclands #nationalparks #findyourpark #nationalpark #geology #landscapephotography #naturephotography #outdoors #nature #landscape #snow #scenery #parks #geyser #water #nps #explore #getoutdoors #naturaltreasures #getoutdoors #exploreeverything #optoutside #hiking #hike #trails #adventures
The Frank Church—River of No Return Wilderness Area in Idaho! 🌲🌲🌲It was created in 1980 and is managed by the @u.s.forestservice and @mypubliclands. Members of an SCA wilderness saw crew are pictured here with a crosscut (you can see part of it on the ground) used in wilderness areas to respect the regulations and spirit of the Wilderness Act, which prohibits motorized equipment without special permission. This team is doing amazing work! Photo courtesy of @benjamin.tuttle. . . . #fieldwork #outdoors #wilderness #publiclands #conservation #getoutside #trail #hike #hiking #trailwork #idaho #trails #explore #studentconservationassociation #adventuretime #outside #outdoor #outdoorlife #forest #publicland #hikingadventures #optoutside
The nation’s largest national forest! 🐻 🌲 🐟 At 16.8 million acres, Tongass National Forest in Alaska is home to eagles, bears, and spawning salmon. It's also the largest remaining temperate rainforest in the world. We're hiring Field Leaders for some key conservation projects in places like this—click the link in our bio to browse and apply. . . . #alaska #nationalforest #forest #landscape #naturephotography #ak #mountain #mountains #exploremore #forests #outdoors #outdoorphotography #rainforest #wanderlust #wildlife #conservation #water #landscapephotography #roamtheplanet #explore #wilderness #lifeofadventure
Autumn color in White Mountain National Forest! 🌲🍂Six designated wilderness areas exist within the forest, which is in both New Hampshire and Maine. Click the link in our bio to see fall hikes! . . . #autumn #optoutside #nationalforest #forest #outdoors #hiking #waterfall #trees #fallcolors #forests #newhampshire #falls #wilderness #rocks #naturephotography #landscapephotography #greatoutdoors #exploremore #adventures #hike #trails #water #landscapes
The Mid State Trail is known as the longest and wildest footpath in Pennsylvania! 🌳👣The main route of the MST is marked by rectangular orange blazes. 🖌️ Side trails are marked with various colored blazes. Our PA Outdoor Corps had the opportunity to work on some of the 320 miles of trail this year, among other projects with the @padcnr. ⚒ We’re hiring for corps positions like this now! Work with a team of other young people (ages 18+) to complete conservation projects. Click the link in our bio to learn more and apply or watch our Instagram story! . . . #outdoors #getoutside #nature #trailwork #conservation #trails #hiking #pennsylvania #pa #hike #optoutdoors #workoutside #forest #forests #fieldwork #adventures #parks #statepark #naturephotography #publiclands #gooutside
A lone bison in @yellowstonenps ! ❄️🏔🍂These gigantic creatures have excellent insulation. Bison have thick skin and underfur, long guard hairs, and layers of fat to keep them cozy, according to Yellowstone National Park. Photo taken by Jacob W. Frank of the @nationalparkservice. . . . #bison #landscapephotography #findyourpark #naturephotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography #outdoors #yellowstone #nature #landscape #mountain #snow #scenery
Women in conservation! 🌱 Repost @savethedunes // In partnership with the National Parks Conservation Association, we’ll be working with the Student Conservation Association’s Women’s Crew this week to help restore the Great Marsh through invasive species removal and native wetland planting. The Dunes have a rich history of women leading preservation efforts, including our founder Dorothy Buell, and we’re loving spending the week with this crew celebrating the role of women in conservation. . . . #outdoors #optoutside #getoutside #wetlands #teamwork #conservation #nature #landscape #nativeplants #fieldwork #students #community #studentconservationassociation
Autumn color in the cottonwoods in Lamar Valley! Yellowstone National Park is a hotspot for wildlife including bison (as seen here), bighorn sheep, elk, moose, mountain goats, and pronghorn. And those are just a few of the native ungulates (hooved herbivores) found in the park! . . . #yellowstone #bison #autumn #fallcolors #findyourpark #nationalparks #outdoors #getoutdoors #optoutside #exploremore #lamarvalley #autumncolor #ungulates #wildlife #naturephotography #landscapephotography
The 2018 field season for the SCA Idaho Corps has come to a close! 👏👏👏This is James Moxley, Alex Roland, and Alex Alegria on the Lost River Ranger District in the Salmon-Challis National Forest — one of the many highlights from the season. 🌲🏔🌲Thank you for all the incredible work! . . . #outdoors #mountains #optoutside #idaho #nationalforest #forest #trails #trailwork #conservation #publiclands #hiking #outdoorphotography #explore #nature_good #view #mountainview #landscapes #adventures #getoutdoors #forestservice #outdoor #studentconservationassociation
Golden cottonwoods blanket the floor of Zion Canyon in autumn! 🌳🍂 The park has more than 1,000 species of plants ranging from tall, graceful cottonwoods growing along the river to towering pines and firs shading the higher elevations. 🌲🌱 . . . #utah #findyourpark #nationalparks #autumn #fallcolor #trees #hike #exploring #adventures #travel #zion #canyon #cottonwoods #plants #landscapes #scenery #beautifulnature #naturephotos #publiclands #landscapephotography #naturephotography #hiking #optoutside
SCA'ers rocking their waders! 🐟💧 Members of our Hudson Valley Corps used a fish seine to catch and identify creatures living in this part of the river. They were training for @NYSDEC 's "A Day in the Life of Hudson and Harbor," a citizen science project where hundreds of schools across the Hudson Valley go out and take measurements of the Hudson River. An amazing amount of river data is collected in a single day. Students take measurements on the salinity, tide, current, turbidity, dissolved oxygen, pH, and even look at sediment composition. . . . #hudsonriver #ny #newyork #citizenscience #waders #water #waterquality #river #testing #students #youth #fish #seinemaritime #hudsonvalley #hudson #riverlife #volunteers #science #americorps #outdoors #conservation #estuary #environmentaleducation #outdooreducation #environment #optoutside #fieldwork #education #rivers #environmentalscience
Is this how you imagined fall at the dunes? 🍁🍂Autumn is golden at Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in Colorado. Aspens, cottonwoods, three-leaf sumac, and red osier dogwood change color while fresh snow dusts the mountains. . . . #colorado #aspens #cottonwoods #trees #sumac #autumn #fallcolors #outdoors #explore #findyourpark #nationalpark #preserve #greatsanddunes #nps #dunes #landscapephotography #mountains #naturephotography #views #scenery
SCA intern Valeria at @joshuatreenps // “I remember visiting my first national park only two years ago. It was at that visit that I knew I wanted to become a botanist and work for the Department of Interior. It was also on that trip that I remember feeling discouraged by the lack of Latinx in uniform. I believe representation matters. Representation can be the difference between a young person deciding to pursue their dream or deciding to pursue a different path. I know how privileged I am to be a Mexican woman in science working for the National Park Service. Not only am I pursuing my dream of preserving plants and their habitats, but I am also able to encourage and inspire younger Latinx generations to pursue their dream careers in land management and conservation. Remember, these lands were made for you and me. So, get out there and #FindYourPark . I’ve found mine, and I hope to help others find theirs.” –Valeria #SCA @the_sca Yo me recuerdo de la primera vez que visité un parque nacional, apenas hace dos años. Fue en ese primer parque que visitamos que supe que algún día quisiera trabajar para el departamento del interior. Pero también me recuerdo sintiendo decepcionada por la falta de Latinx en uniforme. Yo creo que la representación es muy importante. La representación puede ser la diferencia entre una persona joven siguiendo su sueño o decidiendo seguir un nuevo camino por falta de identificación propia. Por eso es que me considero muy privilegiada por ser una mujer mexicana trabajando en ciencias para el Servicio Nacional de Parques. No solamente estoy siguiendo mi sueño de preservar plantas importantes y sus hábitos, pero también puedo incitar e inspirar a otros jóvenes Latinx a seguir sus sueños de tener una carrera en conservación y manejo de tierra. Recuerden, estas tierras fueron hechas para ti y para mí, entonces sal y #EncuentraTuParque . Yo encontré el mío, y espero ayudar a otros encontrar el suyo también. -Valeria . . . Photos by NPS/Hannah Schwalbe; caption by SCA park employee, Valeria #diversity #outdoors #findyourpark #optoutside #nps #hispanicheritagemonth #outdoors #nature #nationalpark #joshuatree #california
Aspens in Kaibab National Forest Arizona! Right now it's pre-peak in the Williams Ranger District and more leaves are changing daily. Look for patches of fall color in high elevation areas on the tops of mountains and knolls. Leaf-peepers will want to check out Bill Williams Mountain and Kendrick Mountain. . . . #arizona #leafpeeping #leaves #fallleaves #forest #autumn #fallcolors #treetops #trees #sky #forests #naturephotography #sunrays #outside #gooutdoors #adventure #falladventure #travel #hiking #mountains #nationalforest #forestservice
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