Due to the Presidents call to expand opportunities for summer work for the young people of our nation, there will now be summer work opportunities for St. George, UT’s young residents. There will be openings for 20,000 young people ages 15-25 in St. George’s national parks, national forests, wildlife refuges and other public lands.
Several Secretary’s and Chairs of the nation have created a program that will put our youth to work while making our Nation’s lands more accessible for the public. And now that 80% of our country is living in urban areas, it’s more important for opportunities like this for American’s to live, work and play on our grassland and forests. It’s the perfect way for our youth to experience America’s Great outdoors.
There will also be 36 bilingual high school students hired over the next two years to help complete over 50 miles of wilderness trials and habitat restoration on 135 acres of Utah’s public land in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest areas. The funding will come from $121,436 in non-federal funds.