Posts With Tag: Youth Conservation Program
Tuesday, August 28th, 2018
Erin Anderson, a former Youth Conservation Program participant, returned this year as a leader for the YCP crew. We checked in with her to find out how YCP has informed her education and career choices and what she’s learned after returning back as a leader of the crew. Erin wades across a fast moving stream, one […]read more...
Monday, August 27th, 2018
The final days of the 2018 Youth Conservation Program came to a close last week and marked the end of yet another incredible season on the trail. While most participants had to return home for school and sports commitments, the remaining members pushed on. The week began with brushing and log-out operations around Two Ocean […]read more...
Monday, August 20th, 2018
Week nine of the Youth Conservation Program brought the season to a close for a handful of participants as they return to school and some embark on new journeys to college. However, as the crew gets smaller, they become more nimble and versatile. This week the crew was introduced to two long-time volunteer rangers who […]read more...
Monday, August 13th, 2018
YCP spent the eigth week of their season camping and working out of the Lower Berry Patrol Cabin in the seldom-visited northern canyons of Grand Teton. This backcountry hitch provides an opportunity for the crew to not only work together on the trail, but also to cook together and experience what it is like to […]read more...
Friday, July 27th, 2018
Week six was a yin to week five’s yang. While last week the YCP had three distinct educational days and one day of trail work, this week they were focused on project work. The crew spent three days working on the construction of a new causeway at Christian Ponds, near Jackson Lake Lodge. The crew […]read more...
Friday, July 6th, 2018
Beautiful views as the crew works their way down Granite Canyon from the tram. YCP’s third week was a great success. The crew had Wednesday off to celebrate the holiday but, despite the short week, they still accomplished a lot! YCP began relocating the trail on the “slippery slope” at the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve, […]read more...
Friday, June 29th, 2018
The second week of YCP was action packed! On Monday and Tuesday, the crew earned their Wilderness First Aid and CPR certifications through Jackson Hole Outdoor Leadership Institute and SOLO Outdoor Medicine. YCP spent the remainder of the week in field and it was all teamwork to accomplish some heavy lifting. Before photo of some […]read more...
Friday, June 22nd, 2018
The 2018 Youth Conservation Program is officially underway! This summer marks the thirteenth year of this impactful program that employs teens on Grand Teton’s trail crew for ten weeks. On Monday, fifteen participants started their journey to a greater understanding of how to build trails, preserve historic sites, and what it means to manage and […]read more...
Tuesday, January 30th, 2018
Are you or someone you know between the ages of 16 and19, passionate about the outdoors and national parks, and looking for a summer job? The 2018 Youth Conservation Program (YCP) is hiring! This unique work-and-learn program provides an incredible opportunity for teens to spend ten weeks on Grand Teton National Park’s trail crew. YCP […]read more...
Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
Although summer is long gone in Jackson Hole, it seems like just yesterday that the Youth Conservation Program crew was working 10 hours a day, 4 days a week improving trails and historic sites in Grand Teton National Park. This year’s group was a hard working bunch and their list of accomplishments is both long […]read more...
Friday, August 25th, 2017
Thursday marked the official end to the 2017 YCP season. Thanks to YCP donors, crew members, and leaders who made the 2017 program a huge success!read more...
Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017
The YCP crew successfully completed their ninth week on-the-job. Although a few team members have already left for their freshman year of college, the group is still going strong.read more...
Friday, August 11th, 2017
YCP’s eighth week on the job was spent in the backcountry at the Lower Berry Cabin improving trails damaged by the Berry Creek Fire. Get a complete update in this week’s edition of Trail Talk!read more...
Friday, August 4th, 2017
YCP’s seventh week on the job included learning about whitebark pine tress, renewing historical treasures, and building new trail at the LSR. Learn more in our latest edition of Trail Talk!read more...
Monday, July 31st, 2017
The Coca-Cola Company and Coca-Cola Foundation have generously supported Grand Teton National Park Foundation’s Youth Conservation Program for over eight years. Each summer Coca-Cola employee Quinton Martin joins the crew to help improve trails and get to know participants. Watch as Quinton weighs in on his company’s support of this impactful youth program.read more...
Friday, July 28th, 2017
The 2017 YCP season is cruising along. The crew spent the week putting the finishing touches on a portion of the Jenny Lake trail, working with the Jenny Lake Climbing Rangers, and ended their week with a long trek to Holly Lake.read more...
Friday, July 21st, 2017
This week marks the halfway point of the 2017 YCP season. Learn more about the crew’s accomplishments during their fifth week on the job in our latest edition of Trail Talk!read more...
Friday, July 14th, 2017
Another successful week of YCP included log peeling, assisting with the Jenny Lake Renewal Project, and a Wilderness First Aid course.read more...
Friday, July 7th, 2017
Warm, warmer, and even hot weather greeted YCP during their third week of the season.read more...
Thursday, July 6th, 2017
Stephen Adamson was an attorney who was passionate about wild places, outdoor adventure, and Grand Teton National Park. He inspired many who knew him to dream big and explore. Through a sponsorship fund established in his honor, we celebrate his life by giving young people a chance to do meaningful work in Grand Teton and to ultimately find their place in the natural world.read more...
Friday, June 30th, 2017
Week two of YCP started with a drain cleaning extravaganza in Granite Canyon. The crew made it all the way to the Granite Patrol Cabin for a round trip of almost 13 miles, and the team is quickly becoming experts in trail maintenance.read more...
Friday, February 24th, 2017
Ready for a summer you will never forget? Apply to the 2017 YCP Crew today!read more...
Friday, February 24th, 2017
Katie Jo Tilton spent two summers with the Youth Conservation Program where she found inspiration to pursue a career in conservation. Now a college graduate with a degree in forestry, she reflects on her summers in Grand Teton National Park.read more...
Thursday, September 1st, 2016
The 2016 YCP crew just finished their summer of work, but their impact on Grand Teton will be enjoyed and appreciated by park visitors well into the future. YCP’s 21 crew members spent 10 weeks working in Grand Teton, and each hiked 42,865 vertical feet and walked 213 miles.read more...
Monday, August 22nd, 2016
YPC 2016 has come to a close. A terrific crew of teenagers and team leaders had the summer of a lifetime with ten weeks of hard work, blisters, tremendous accomplishments, and comraderie.read more...
Friday, August 12th, 2016
It is hard to believe that there is only one week left of the YCP season! This week the crew completed trail maintenance in Garnet Canyon, finished work on the Lucas Fabian Homestead, and learned about edible and medicinal plants.read more...
Friday, August 5th, 2016
This week, the YCP camped in the Lower Berry backcountry. Highlights of the week included learning about the area fire from firefighters, finding thimbleberries and huckleberries, watching peregrine falcons fight, learning how to fly fish, and playing hackie sack in the evenings.read more...
Friday, July 29th, 2016
During the seventh week of YCP, the crew continued to work on the trail by the Lucas Fabian Homestead. They persevered through dust clouds, scorching days, and black flies. Although they still have work ahead of them, they have put a sizable dent in the project.read more...
Friday, July 22nd, 2016
The YCP season is more than halfway over and time is flying by. This week the crew gained first aid skills and dug new trail at one of Grand Teton’s historic properties. Learn more in our latest edition of Trail Talk!read more...
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