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Teens can work outdoors with the Youth Conservation Corps

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The Grand Mesa Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests are looking for hard working, enthusiastic and outdoor-oriented teenagers (16-18 years old) to participate in the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program. The YCC program provides summer employment for youth while accomplishing various types of conservation work involving trail maintenance, range projects, vegetation monitoring and other projects. The work schedule consists of four 10-hour days, and may involve camping out under the stars occasionally. The YCC projects will take you to areas of the forest you haven't seen, help you develop skills for future jobs with public land management agencies, and possibly enhance your love for the outdoors! A good attitude and strong work ethic is all you need; no resume or experience necessary!

Application deadline is April 15. The 10-week program starts June 6 and continues through Aug. 12. For more information contact the crew leaders listed below for YCC opportunities in Gunnison, Paonia, Grand Junction, Norwood and Montrose. Applications and other information can be found on the GMUG National Forest website: http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/gmug/ycc.

Grand Valley Ranger District -- Chris Foreman: (970) 263-5835, cforeman@fs.fed.us.

Gunnison Ranger District -- Justin Stone: 970-642-4406, jlstone02@fs.fed.us.

Paonia Ranger District - Paul Kimpling: 970-527-4131, pkimpling@fs.fed.us.

Ouray Ranger District (Montrose) - Andrew Maher: 970-240-5300, amaher@fs.fed.us.

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