Youth 16 to 18 years old can now apply for eight weeks of summer employment with the Central Oregon Youth Conservation Corps.

Heart of Oregon Corps is recruiting for the education and work program, which provides natural resource employment for conservation projects on the Ochoco and Deschutes National Forests.

Nearly 100 applicants will be selected for this summer’s program and earn $9.10 an hour, working 36 hours a week.  Projects include building trails, maintaining fences, piling hazardous fuels, restoring campgrounds, improving wildlife habitat and other types of conservation work.

Youth will work nine hours a day, Monday through Thursday, from June 23 to August 14, with crews based in Crescent, Bend, Sisters, Redmond, Prineville, La Pine and Madras.

Applications must be received by May 1st and are available online at

For more information, contact Lynn Roby at (541) 416-6542.