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Glacier Youth Conservation Corps

The Glacier Youth Corps strives to increase opportunities for youth to serve within Glacier National Park and to deepen their understanding of public lands. Each year youth and young adults ages 15-24 are invited to Glacier National Park to work on projects that include trail maintenance, monitoring of sensitive species, weed elimination and rehabilitation of historic structures.

The partnership engages one of the country’s premier youth development organizations, the Montana Conservation Corps, and creates a mechanism for participants to translate their knowledge and passion for the environment into valuable work experience with opportunities to work together on conservation projects of lasting benefit to the park. This program also strives to reach under-served and urban communities to create a deeper connection with Glacier and inspire the future stewards of our public lands.

The Glacier Youth Corps is able to complete a variety of projects including trail work and scientific data collection that enhance the visitor experience and helps preserve both natural and cultural resources in the park. In providing these opportunities for young adults to work together on conservation projects of lasting benefit to the park, the participants have the opportunity to translate their knowledge and passion for the environment into valuable work experience.

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July 19, 2016