Idaho Conservation Corps (ICC) offers a challenging education and job-training experience that helps youth and young adults from diverse backgrounds develop the skills they need to lead full and productive lives.

Inclusion Statement

Idaho Conservation Corps believes diversity is a key source of strength for our communities, and we strive to create a safe and empowering environment for participants from a wide range of backgrounds and abilities. We are deeply invested in the success of youth and young adults of all races, ethnicities, gender identities, religions, sexual orientations, economic statuses, or other socio-cultural identifiers.


ICC’s core purpose is to provide opportunities for youth and young adults to learn, grow, and experience success.  Our programs focus on education, challenge, community, leadership and empowerment, giving youth critical life skills and confidence. Idaho Conservation Corps programs emphasize  teamwork and inclusion while promoting a solid work ethic and individual achievement. Young people leave Idaho Conservation Corps knowing that they can overcome obstacles, solve problems, make friends, and attain their objectives in life.

A Northwest Youth Corps program

Idaho Conservation Corps (ICC), a program of Northwest Youth Corps, has provided opportunities for youth and young adults to learn, grow, and experience success since 1991, when our conservation crews first began operating on the Payette National Forest. Since then, ICC has used a combination of service, training, education, and employment opportunities to help youth and young adults protect, restore, and enhance public lands and waterways in the Gem State. Idaho has an estimated 19,000 miles of trails which provide significant support to the state’s recreation economy. Funding by our partners allows ICC participants to earn money as they complete essential projects such as trail building and restoration, and invasive species eradication.  Participating in our program also helps young people gain important personal and professional skills needed to gain a solid foothold into a career, and to be a positive member of their community.


In 2015, ICC began state-wide, year-round operations in the state, thanks to space it shared with Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation. Our new Boise location facilitated new partnerships needed to sponsor projects and made it very convenient for Idaho youth and families to enroll into our program. In 2021, our growth required the expansion of our operations, and as a result, ICC moved into our own office and base of operations, located at 6051 W. Corporal Lane, Boise. There, our growing staff continues to facilitate our mission in benefit to youth and public lands.

our Staff


Phone: (541) 349-5055

Idaho Conservation Corps

6051 W. Corporal Lane
Boise, ID 8374

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