A family walks outside on a trail beneath trees.

Opportunities for Youth:

Hands on the Land (youth education sites)

BLM Environmental Education

Take It Outside (youth engagement programming)

Volunteer Opportunities

National Public Lands Day

BLM Careers

BLM Careers for Students and Recent Graduates

 Children run among grassy hillsides.

Youth Program Contacts:

For information on BLM's youth programs:
(916) 978-4497 or 

For information on BLM youth employment programs, contact:
Greg Comella at (916) 978-4484 or

Two young BLM interns hike beneath tall canyon walls.

Jobs and Careers with BLM

"The [student] 
program..provides the opportunity to try out different careers."

A young man stands near Soda Lake.

Learn why five students like working at the Bureau of Land Management.

Youth Summit

BLM California Youth Summit Information

Seymour Antelope is the BLM youth mascot
BLM youth mascot, Seymour Antelope

Sierra & Rio

Learn about your public lands with Junior Rangers, Sierra & Rio

Sierra & Rio, BLM Junior Rangers, Sierra and Rio meet the Desert Tortoise.  I love hiking the desert during winter. Me too, but where are all the tortoises? Desert tortoises hibernate during the cool winter months. It's called brumation. When will they wake up? That's a great question! Every year there's a contest where kids guess when Mojave Maxine will come out of her burrow. You can make a guess at  Discover the Desert:

Junior Ranger
and Junior Explorer 
Activity Guides

Cover of Carrizo Plain Jr Explorer guide

Carrizo Plain 
National Monument

El Mirage Jr Ranger booklet cover
El Mirage 
Off-Highway Vehicle Area

Fort Ord Jr Explorer guide
Fort Ord
National Monument