What is P-CREW?
P-CREW (Plumas Conservation, Restoration, and Education in Watersheds) is a paid five-week job opportunity for high 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. PCREW Program Summary 2018
Help P-CREW purchase a new-to-us vehicle for our additional crew! https://www.gofundme.com/youth-conservation-corps-new-truck
THERE IS ONLY ONE MORE SPOTS AVAILABLE FOR THE SECOND SESSION 2018! Download your application here and scan and e-mail it to SierraInstitute.email@example.com
Summer 2018 Program Dates:
Session One- June 18- July 19
Session Two- July 24- August 24
Check out our Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/pcrewyouthcorps/
And follow us on Instagram @pcrew.youth.corps
Big thanks to all of the P-CREW donors and funders! Click to view donors and funders!
Meet our 2018 Assistant Coordinator!
Irshad is a proud Californian born and raised throughout the state. Primarily raised in the city life, Irshad’s admiration for the great outdoors came from spending his summers attending farm and wilderness camps. This was his release from the influences and pressures from the city, and helped shape his now diverse and ecocentric mindset. After spending sometime as a collegiate athlete, Irshad’s outdoor career began once he graduated from Feather River College in 2016. Since then he’s adventured through the Willamette National Forest(OR), Lassen National Forest(CA), and Yosemite National Park(CA) as a backpacking trip leader, and is exhilarated to have the opportunity to return to Plumas County and give back to mountains!
MEET OUR 2018 CREW LEADERS!
Elena spent her childhood exploring the forests and waterways of the Pacific Northwest. Her love of the outdoors led her to pursue a degree in Environmental Science from Western Washington University. Since then she has spent time planting trees to restore salmon habitat, working on a prescribed burn crew in the long leaf pine forests of North Carolina, & sailing tall ships in the Puget Sound. Her time serving with the National Civilian Community Corps has given her an understanding of the value of teamwork & community. She’s excited to draw on these experiences while working with P-CREW this summer. While doing all of this she is slowly teaching herself how to knit with the end goal of knitting a sweater.
Josh has lived in and explored the natural lands of Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Nevada. It seems that it’s time to move to California and get to know the Sierras. He has a B.S. in ecology from Arizona State University. He has led teams in constructing and conducting ecological experiments in remote field sites. While Josh loves the luxury of cities, he often finds himself living for extended periods of times in remote country. “There is a unique beauty and comradery found through hard work and easy living in the hearts of our public lands.”
“Hi, I’m Chauncey. I am from Hampton, Virginia. I have spent most of my post college life traveling about, learning and working in the field of ecology. My affinity for the outdoors began as a kid. I would run rampant through my neighborhood every humid summer day. I come from a large family and children have always been a major part of my life. In my free time, I enjoy just sitting or playing. My spirit animal is a colony of ants. This colony is named Ted. Ted is my spirit animal.”
Jamie grew up playing in the Rocky Mountains of Utah and Colorado, where she developed a love for the outdoors. Inspired by the elegance of the natural world, Jamie received a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Utah. Jamie continuously strives to balance her academic pursuits in life with community engagement and a healthy dose of recreation. While at the U of U, she also served as a residential advisor in the dorms, officer for the Undergraduate Women in Physics and Astronomy student group, volunteer trip leader for the university’s Outdoor Adventures program, and mountain biking counselor at a summer camp in Estes Park, Colorado. She is fascinated by nature’s tendency to simultaneously challenge individuals and strengthen interpersonal connection. In her spare time, Jamie can be found trail running, skiing the slopes, rafting in the desert, or at her local farmer’s market. She can’t wait to work and play with fellow “P-CREW- ers” this summer!
Thanks 2017 P-CREW!!
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)
Sierra Butes Trail Stewardship (1)
Wildlife Internship with the Forest Service (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