The Glacier Youth Corps increases opportunities for youth to serve within Glacier National Park and to deepen their understanding of public lands. Glacier Youth Corps participants will live primarily in front- and backcountry campsites, near their work locations. In addition to career benefits and developing a deep appreciation for outdoor stewardship, the park will realize valuable progress on pressing conservation projects.
Participants will work side by side with expert park staff, corps leaders and nationally recognized historic preservation professionals to deliver quality results for each work project. This program is a partnership with the Glacier National Park Conservancy, the Montana Conservation Corps and Glacier National Park. Each year these organizations work together to bring youth ages 15-24 to Glacier National Park to work on projects that include trail maintenance, monitoring of sensitive species, weed elimination and rehabilitation of historic structures.
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.