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Young adults who enjoy working outdoors during the summer months are encouraged to apply for the BC Parks Student Ranger Program.
The program is now in its third year and is offered to 48 participants aged 18 to 30, providing training and employment opportunities in B.C.’s parks and protected areas.
Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, George Heyman, says the opportunities provided by the government over the past few years have inspired young people to play a key role in environmental stewardship.
“The meaningful work completed by student rangers during the last two years has a lasting impact on our parks and protected areas, and I hope it inspires more young people to consider a rewarding career looking after our spectacular natural spaces,” Heyman says.
Eligible candidates are required to have been enrolled in full-time studies in the past academic year with the intention of returning to full-time studies in the fall.
The Student Ranger Program is funded by the federal and provincial governments, offering hands-on work experience through a variety of projects related to conservation, recreation, community outreach and Indigenous relations.
For the 2020 season, twelve crews made up of four student rangers will be located throughout the province.
Student rangers will be in Black Creek this year at Miracle Beach Provincial Park.
Other locations include Prince George, Fort St. John, Terrace, Smithers, Williams Lake, Penticton, Nelson, Kamloops, Victoria (Goldstream Provincial Park), North Vancouver (Mount Seymour Provincial Park), Sechelt (Porpoise Bay Provincial Park) and Tlell in Haida Gwaii.
Crew lead positions begin May 4th and crew member positions begin May 25th, concluding at the end of August.
Applications will be accepted until Feb. 23rd and can be found on this website.