The Ritzville Adams County Journal - Eastern Adams County's Only Independent Voice Since 1887

By Congressman Dan Newhouse
Fourth District 

Column: Caring for the land and serving people


Last updated 6/5/2019 at 3:47pm

The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) motto is, “Caring for the land and serving people.” That is exactly what the students of USFS Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers do.

With 25 locations across the country, these Civilian Conservation Centers (CCCs) provide skills and job training to “at-risk” young people who need a hand up to find gainful employment or receive their high school GED. Students are taught real skills they use to serve and bring economic prosperity to their local communities and our national forests. Central Washington is lucky to be home to two Centers: Fort Simcoe...

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