Clearwater Basin Youth Conservation Corps

The Nonprofit That Helps Other Nonprofits

The Clearwater Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Council, Inc. was featured on the front page of the December 5, 2018 Moscow-Pullman Daily News. We are very grateful for them to share information about how the RC&D is helping conservation efforts throughout North Central Idaho. To view the article on the Moscow-Pullman Daily News website, click here. If you or someone you know is interested in a starting a project that is rooted in sustainability, natural resource conservation, or community development, please contact Barbie Miller, RC&D Executive Director, at (208) 883-4471 or barbie@clearwaterrcd.org to see how we can assist you.

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“OneUSDA Internship” Opportunities for Summer 2019

The following information was passed along to us, and we would like to share the news with our CBYCC alumni and other interested parties. Don't miss out on these excellent internship opportunities! Deadline to apply is January 18, 2019. Hello USDA Family- Today, I am proud to announce that we are accepting applicants to our “OneUSDA Internship” opportunity for Summer 2019. Today’s students are the future of America and there are few things more American than agriculture. We’re aiming to find fresh talent, with diverse backgrounds, across all 50 states, to begin their careers as an intern with USDA As…

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‘Til the Cows Come Home: Local Youth Program Aids in Resolution for Dispute Between Federal Agency and Cattlemen’s Association
The 2018 Orofino CBYCC Crew after completing 2 miles of fence. From left; Malachi Kirk, Arden Rueben, Jacob Strahan, Christian Norman, Samuel Naden.

‘Til the Cows Come Home: Local Youth Program Aids in Resolution for Dispute Between Federal Agency and Cattlemen’s Association

A dispute between a local Cattlemen’s Association and a federal agency has been mitigated by students — more specifically, a summer youth work program called the Clearwater Basin Youth Conservation Corps. “Cows go where cows go,” says the Mason Butte Cattlemen’s Association President Roy Busch, as he describes the longstanding issues of free-range cattle roaming onto recreational land managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in Ahsahka, Idaho, near the Dworshak Dam. “They have a fence line that they put in back when they constructed the dam in the ‘70s, and for the last few years they haven’t…

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CBYCC Program Preps Area Youth for Careers in Natural Resources
Harmony Edmondson and her Kooskia 1 Crew in 2017 working on the fence near Kooskia National Fish Hatchery in Kooskia, ID.

CBYCC Program Preps Area Youth for Careers in Natural Resources

When asked if the CBYCC program helped her get the job she has today, Harmony Edmondson affirmed that it was indeed a stepping stone. “CBYCC introduced me to the tools, working on a crew, how that works and what that looks like,” she explains. She adds that it was a fundamental part of learning how to interact and cooperate with others. “We worked near the fish hatchery outside of East Kooskia, and we built the wood fence that’s out there right now. My crew built that!” Edmondson says it gives her a sense of pride when she sees the fence,…

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Orofino CBYCC Crew Saves Their Hometown
The Orofino CBYCC crew at the end of a week of hard work in the sun! Left to Right: Arden Reuben, Christian Norman, Crew Leader Brandi Bundy, Malachi Kirk, Jacob Strahan, Samuel Naden

Orofino CBYCC Crew Saves Their Hometown

OROFINO, ID --- After a summer of learning about trail maintenance, handling tools, and fire safety, the Orofino Clearwater Basin Youth Conservation Corps Crew saved their own hometown from a fire. Orofino CBYCC Crew Members Jacob Strahan, Sam Naden, Arden Rueben, Christian Norman, Malachi Kirk and their Crew Leader Brandi Bundy were on their way back from the End of Season CBYCC BBQ at the Big Eddy Marina on August 2nd when they spotted a small smoke plume on Ahsahka Beach. The crew pulled over to investigate the smoke, and found a fire. The crew grabbed shovels from their truck…

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**EXPIRED** Request for Qualifications: Youth Conservation Corps Crew Support and Cook

Youth Conservation Corps Crew Support and Cook Position Summary: The Clearwater Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Council, Inc., on behalf of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests’ 2018 Kelly Forks Residential Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) Program, is seeking proposals from qualified contractors to provide support to a YCC crew, as described in the attached RFQQ. Program Overview: The 2018 Kelly Forks YCC program is a residential, work-based conservation and education program for young men and women between the ages of 15 and 18, designed to develop an awareness and understanding of the nation’s natural resources and heritage. The Forest Service recruits…

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**EXPIRED** Request for Qualifications: CBYCC Crew Leader in Potlatch, Idaho

CBYCC Crew Leader in Potlatch, Idaho Position Summary: The Clearwater Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Council, Inc. is seeking an experienced crew leader for the Clearwater Basin Youth Conservation Corps (CBYCC). The CBYCC is a partnership effort that the RC&D sponsors on behalf of the Clearwater Basin Collaborative, the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, and numerous other local, state, and federal organizations and agencies. CBYCC Mission Statement: The youth program exposes youth to natural resource career opportunities and develops practical problem-solving skills while working alongside natural resource specialists on projects that restore aquatic and terrestrial habitat and promote healthy rural communities.…

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**EXPIRED** Job Opportunity: Clearwater Basin Youth Conservation Corps Crew Members (seasonal) (32 openings)

Clearwater Basin Youth Conservation Corps Crew Members (seasonal) (32 openings) Position Summary: The Clearwater Basin Youth Conservation Corps (CBYCC) is now accepting applications for our 8-week, paid summer work program. As a CBYCC crew member, you will  work on a team with other area youth to gain skills and knowledge to prepare you for a career in natural resources. In this job you will spend your summer out in the woods working with partners from multiple agencies and organizations.  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 natural…

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**EXPIRED** Request for Qualifications: CBYCC Crew Leaders (4 openings)

CBYCC Crew Leaders (4 openings) Position Summary: The Clearwater Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Council, Inc. is seeking experienced crew leaders for the Clearwater Basin Youth Conservation Corps (CBYCC). The CBYCC is a partnership effort that the RC&D sponsors on behalf of the Clearwater Basin Collaborative, the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, and numerous other local, state, and federal organizations and agencies. CBYCC Mission Statement: The youth program exposes youth to natural resource career opportunities and develops practical problem-solving skills while working alongside natural resource specialists on projects that restore aquatic and terrestrial habitat and promote healthy rural communities. A paid…

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**EXPIRED** Request for Qualifications: CBYCC and RC&D Program Assistant

CBYCC and RC&D Program Assistant Position Summary: The Clearwater Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Council, Inc. is seeking an experienced and energetic individual to assist with the operational management of the Clearwater Basin Youth Conservation Corps (CBYCC) as the Program Assistant for the 2018 season and provide general assistance to the RC&D on implementation of the Council’s outreach strategy. Project Location: The RC&D office is located in Potlatch, Idaho, but this position offers an opportunity to work from home if approved. The CBYCC crews are based in Potlatch, Orofino, Pierce, Kamiah/Kooskia, and Grangeville. There is also a Wilderness Trail Crew…

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