Public Lands Stewards
What We Do
Public Lands Stewards is a career development program for young adults, ages 21-30, interested in learning more about public lands and natural resources management. The PLS program places participants in a 25 week internship with agencies like the Forest Service, Fish & Wildlife Service and environmental nonprofits throughout Washington and Oregon.
Public Lands Stewards Is Many Things:
Volunteer opportunities include wilderness ranger positions, trail maintenance and construction, invasive species mitigation and wildlife impact surveys, environment education and volunteer coordination. These projects typically occur May to October and are suitable for individuals interested and/or experienced in working and living outside for extended periods of time.
Participants earn a modest living stipend and an AmeriCorps education award while working in some of the most beautiful landscapes in the Pacific Northwest.
Partners & Sponsors
As a partner of the program, your organization directly benefits from the support of a Public Lands Stewards intern on projects that you determine such as volunteer coordination, trail maintenance, habitat restoration, surveying, education and any other aspect of public lands / natural resources management. Additionally, you have the opportunity to train a potential new member of your workforce.
Partners are required to provide a cash match, have time to supervise / mentor the intern and be available for specific program related trainings. It might sound like a lot but our past partners would tell you that it’s worth it. If you and/or your organization is interested in sponsoring a Public Lands Stewards intern, please click here to contact us. To learn more details about the program, click here to read the Public Lands Stewards Fact Sheet.