May 24, 2013


Interior Department to Hire Nearly 17,000 Young People to Work on Public Lands This Year

In response to President Obama’s challenge to expand employment opportunities for youth, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced $4.2 million in grants to support conservation employment and mentoring opportunities for more than 600 young people ages 15-25 on public lands across the country.

Jewell and Portland Mayor Charlie Hales kicked off the summer work season at an event in Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge in Oregon where they were joined by Krystyna Wolniakowski, Pacific Northwest Regional Director of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and members of the Northwest Youth Corps, one of this year’s grant recipients.

Read the full press release about this summer’s projects and the efforts to build a 21st Century Conservation Service Corps…

Photos courtesy BLM-Oregon