Youths ages 16-18 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.

Youths will work nine hours a day, Monday through Thursday, from June 23 to Aug. 14, with crews based in Madras, Crescent, Bend, Sisters, Redmond, Prineville and LaPine.

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

For more information, contact Lynn Rodby at 541-416-6542.

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