Generation Green


Join Generation Green!

Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) Generation Green is a conservation education program on the Eldorado National Forest  that connects local high school students with public lands through a paid summer internship. Working alongside Forest Service personnel, Generation Green interns accomplish critical work on a variety conservation projects, learn leadership skills, build their natural resource knowledge, and develop an ethic of environmental stewardship and civic responsibility.

Who is eligible to participate?

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What kind of work has Generation Green accomplished in the past?

2019 Program Summary: The 2019 summer program included a week of training covering topics, such as, how to use a GPS, backpacking, team building and radio/ vehicle maintenance. Generation Green crews in the following weeks worked with our Geographic Information System (GIS) Specialists, Recreation staff, Wildland Fire staff, Archaeologists, and Botanists, learning about mapping, protecting our natural and cultural resources, how to identify and remove non-native plant species, campground and trail maintenance and the intricacies of wildland fire management. Working with the Placerville Nursery, Soil Scientist, Silviculture and Watershed staff they tackled an ecological restoration project, tree seedlings cultivation, erosion control, soil stabilization, and debris cleanup. For the final week, the students focused on leadership and public speaking, culminating in an individual presentation to Forest Staff, peers and their families about their summer transformation during their graduation ceremony.

Program Contact Information

Reanna Suela, Generation Green Program Manager


Phone: 530-295-5619

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