Subject: Youth Workers | Deadline: Jul. 31, 2014
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah has youth funding available to work with youth organizations and conservation corps for the purposes of introducing youth ages 16 to 25 year of age to careers in the BLM and help fulfil our mission. BLM is interested in working with youth to complete conservation projects that enhance the students classroom learning by providing them opportunities to gain experience, learn about public lands, further their understanding and appreciation of natural and cultural resources, and pique their interest in natural resource careers. Young men and women who participate in the rehabilitation and restoration of our nations natural, cultural, historic, archaeological, recreational, comprehensive environmental field studies and service programs that advance ecological literacy, conservation, and environmental research in the areas of public land restoration, forestry, and trail work and scenic treasures will gain an increased appreciation and understanding of our public lands and of the value of public service, and are likely to become life-long advocates for those values. The youth will be provided with education and work opportunities that provide comprehensive environmental field studies and service programs that advance ecological literacy, conservation, and environmental research in the areas of public land restoration, forestry, and trail work. Internships and crew work may include, but are not limited to, projects related to archeology, botany, ecology, national landscape conservation system lands, recreation, soils, water, and wildlife. These project may last a couple of weeks for a crew or an internship for a resource assistant to work on a project that may last for a field season.
Funder: Bureau of Land Management
Eligibility: Qualified youth or conservation corps. The term qualified youth or conservation corps means any program established by a State or local government, by the governing body of any Indian tribe, or by a nonprofit organization that (A) is capable of offering meaningful, full-time, productive work for individuals between the ages of 16 and 25, inclusive, in a natural or cultural resource setting; (B) gives participants a mix of work experience, basic and life skills, education, training, and support services; and (C) provides participants with the opportunity to develop citizenship values and skills through service to their community and the United States.
Amount: $500 - $50,000