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Welcome to Wilderness International Youth Conservation Corps™ for 2015

Conservation Projects

On the job training around our communities.

Life Skills Development

Classroom and in-the-field learning activities.

Outdoor Recreation

Kayaking, snow-shoeing, hiking, and outdoor activities

A KPTV12 report on a YCC workcrew. Click here to see how everyone benefits. Or CLICK HEE to watch a short BLM video about WIYCC.

We are Increasing our Organizational Capacity

Russ Hall has been selected for the Devos Urban Leadership Training Programs. Click here to read the press release

Our Youth Conservation Corps program has been selected as a partner with the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps. CLICK HERE to learn more about their program, or CLICK HERE to read the official PRESS RELEASE.

The Wilderness International Youth Conservation Corps program has developed the skills, staff and program structure to enable us to assist the at-risk youth to develop a sense of confidence, character, and community connection.

The program prepares the youth for future employment by engaging them in a culture of success and responsibility. They receive training from, and interact with adults from many different vocational backgrounds. Most of them receive stipends and college credits. We are building community relationships and partnerships with individuals, neighborhoods, local business’, other nonprofits, government agencies, and the faith-based community to assist us in facilitating positive change in the youths lives. During each semester the student/interns are assigned and required to complete tasks. These tasks improve basic work readiness skills, workplace behavior, basic construction, natural resource management, and native habitat restoration. Our Youth Concervation Corps program has been selected as a partner with 21st Century Conservation Service Corps.

In working with these youth, we have learned that one of the most effective methods available to make a long-term positive impact on their lives is to develop mentoring relationships. To help us strengthen this component of our program, WI has partnered with Oregon Mentors to provide our staff with training, coaching and other tools that improves our skills as mentors. The program runs for three 12-week sessions on Saturdays and Sundays between September and June. In addition, we conduct a summer semester with a more compact and intensive schedule.

Our conservation projects allow each student / intern to receive on-the-job training, life skills development training, and outdoor recreational opportunities. Even though it is a work program, it allows the kids a chance to enjoy the great outdoors and the idea they can take care of it at the same time.

View our presentation 'Nature Is the Art of God'
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View our schedule of upcoming projects
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Conservation Projects - Outdoor Adventures - Public Education

Wilderness International Youth Conservation Corps™

is an official program of

Wilderness International™ Inc.


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We Adopted A River!
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Contact Us:

Chuck Whitley - Executive Director
Wilderness International Inc.

PO Box 491
Canby, OR 97013
(858) 212-2732


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