What is P-CREW?
P-CREW (Plumas Conservation, Restoration, and Education in Watersheds) is a paid five-week job opportunity forhigh school students to learn new skills as they live, work, and play in the Plumas and Lassen National Forests. The Sierra Institute for Community and Environment offers this exciting program to help restore areas impacted by forest fires. Participants gain new experiences and job skills while working with project partners such as Plumas and Lassen National Forest and The Feather River Land Trust. P-CREW Recruitment Flyer 2017 PCREW Informational Sheet 2017
Summer 2017 Program Dates:
Session One- June 12- July 13
Session Two- July 18- August 18
The application process has closed for summer 2017. Please check back next March for 2018 applications.
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Thanks 2017 P-CREW!!
P-CREW Reunion 2016!
Participants from three different P-CREW sessions met up at Point Reyes National Seashore in the end of December for a 2 night, 3 day reunion. P-CREW alumni were able to see old friends and meet new ones as we hiked to the beach, removed trash from the beach, baked cookies, played games and reflected on our P-CREW experiences and how it affects our lives.
Here is what some of our Alumni are up to now!
Current Areas of Study:
Environmental Studies (2)Math/Physics (1)
Undeclared Sciences (1)
Wildlife Biology (1)
Creative Writing (1)
Urban/Regional Development (1)*
*One student attended their freshman year of college and is currently taking a break to raise money for another year.
Known Summer Jobs Attained by Alumni:
Amigos De Americas (1)
Student Conservation Association (1)
Summer Camp Counselor (1)
Fire Crew (1)
Research Assistant to Graduate Student (1)
Leadership Director at Camp (1)
2016 Session 1: June 13 – July 15
Thank you Session 1!
Session 1 Highlights Include:
2016 Session 2: July 18-August 19
Thank you to our Session 2 Crew!
Session 2 Highlights Include:
Thank you 2015 Session 1 P-CREW Interns!
During session 1, twelve interns from around the state completed a variety of projects to help restore areas affected by the Storrie, Rich and Moonlight Fires. Their accomplishments include:
• 3 days of fuels reduction work around the Peter’s Creek Trailhead
• 2 days of invasive plant removal including: 5 acre Scotch broom site, 1 acre medusahead site, 1 acre jointed goatgrass site
• 2 days of fuel reduction around old-growth pine, cedar and fir trees in the Twain Siding Owl PAC in preparation for an underburn
• 2 days of French and Scotch broom removal along
a 0.5 mile stretch of Forest Service road
• 2 days of yellow starthistle removal at several sites totalling 8 acres
• 1 day of brushing along the Indian Springs Trail
2015 Session 1 Highlights
Thank you 2015 Session 2 P-CREW Interns!
During Session 2, ten interns from urban and rural communities collaborated on restoration projects in areas along the Feather River watershed that have been impacted by Storrie, Rich and Moonlight fires. Some of their work includes:
• 1 days of fuels reduction work around the Peter’s Creek Trailhead
• 2 days of planting willow stems near Antelope Lake
• 2 days of road decommissioning and restoration work planting grass seed around streams with removed culverts
• 2 days of guzzler installations and removal near Babcock Crossing and Muggins
• 1 day of invasive scotch broom removal along a 1 mile Forest Service road
• 5 days of trail maintenance on the Pacific Crest Trail and Right Hand Branch Trail in Bucks Lake Wilderness.
2015 Session 2 Highlights