USDA Invests $20 Million to Hire 11,000 Youth and Veterans on Forest Lands

In fiscal year 2014, the U.S. Department of Agriculture invested $20 million in partnerships that supported work and training opportunities for 11,000 youth and veterans on national forests and grasslands. The USDA Forest Service provided employment opportunities for youth and veterans from across the U.S. and in every region, including Hawaii and Alaska. “The 21st Century Conservation Service Corps gives young people and veterans real-world experience that pays dividends for their career prospects and the health of America’s wild places,” said U.S Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell. “This partnership and the people who make it work are a big part of the future of conservation in America.”Learn more.

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