Public Lands Service Corps Act
The Public Lands Service Corps Act (H.R. 1612 / S. 1442) was passed in the House on March 20th and is awaiting Senate action. This legislation supports youth service and employment on public lands that provides on-the-job training and education for young people, especially those from underserved communities.
Youth in Natural Resources
The Youth in Natural Resources initiative at the Department of Interior is designed to reach and educate youth from all backgrounds about our nation’s lands, waters and heritage, while providing employment opportunities to youth to protect our resources and restore our environment. This program received a $20.5 million boost in funding for FY 2010.