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1 Abby Graefe Partnership Development Central Region Partnering With The Student Conservation Association Rafael Rosa Vice President Central Region

2 Mission Mission To build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of our environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land

3 Volunteers ,000 Volunteers

4 SCA Facts 1.5 million hours of volunteer service in ,000 placements in field programs in 2014 SCA works in all 50 states + some territories Approximately 70% of SCA alumni are working or studying in a conservation-related field

5 2014 Partnership Marines -Camp Lejeune Navy -Naval Station Mayport -Naval Station Guantanamo Bay -Naval Air Station Jacksonville -Naval Air Station Pensacola -Naval Air Station Whiting Filed -Naval Air Station Jacksonville -Naval Air Station Patuxent River -NAVFAC Marianas -NAVFAC Hawaii -NAVFAC Northwest Army Corps -Coralville Lake -Raystown Lake -Saylorville Lake -Wappapello Lake -Deer Creek Lake -Dillon Lake -Paint Creek Lake -Alum Creek Lake -Burnsville Lake -Lake Shelbyville -Illinois Waterway -LaCrescent Field Office -Charles River Natural Valley Storage Area

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7 Program Models Youth – <18 Community Programs High School Crews Young Adult – 18+ Conservation Internships Conservation Corps Leader Teams Hitch Teams Vet Fire Corps

8 Conservation Internships Interns: College students and adults seeking practical career experience Length: 8-52 weeks SCA Provided: Recruiting, program set up, admin & oversight support, risk management Candidate Interview & Selection: Done by position supervisor Funding: Provided by partner site

9 Deer Creek – Park Ranger/Natural Resource Intern Saylorville Lake – GIS/GPS Intern LaCrescent Field Office – Forestry Technician Intern Dillon Lake – Interpretation and Maintenance Intern Shelbyville – Trail Leader Team NAVFAC Marianas – Biological Monitoring Intern Naval Station Guantanamo Bay – Wildlife Specialist Naval Air Station Patuxent River – Herpetology Survey Intern NAVFAC Northwest – Natural Resources/Oceanography Intern Camp Lejeune – Threatened and Endangered Species Intern 2014 DOD Intern Examples

10 Conservation Corps All teams are SCA lead Team size: 1 leader, 3-6 members (leaders 21+, members 18+) Project report prepared upon completion of program Intensive 2-week training for leaders, teams built for your project needs Corps Teams – >8 weeks, projects ranging from prescribed burns to trail building and invasive species removal to biological surveys Leader Teams – shoulder season, 2-8 weeks, for jobs that require highly skilled labor Hitch Teams – 10 weeks minimum, 2 weeks minimum at each site Vet Fire Corps – fuels reduction, fire effects monitoring, prescribed burns, educational outreach; Post-911 US Military Veteran with honorable or general discharge

11 Agreements Navy – agreement until 2018, working on agreement modifications to strengthen current agreement and expand partnership opportunities USACE – expired, new agreement waiting to be signed In the meantime, able to enter into Individual Agreements Marines/Air Force – working under Navy agreement

12 Contact SCA Abby Graefe Partnership Development Central Region For more information visit: theSCA.org


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