Public Land Corps

The Public Land Corps program provides the opportunity for young people between the ages of 16 and 30 years to work on conservation projects on public lands. Participants must successfully complete 640 hours that include at least 120  hours on federal lands through the PLC.  PLC members are not federal government employees, but those who successfully complete the PLC requirements are then eligible to use, for two years, a noncompetitive hiring status for consideration when applying to competitive service positions.

The BLM does not engage PLC members directly, but instead partners with youth corps and other organizations to provide conservation work and training opportunities. Many of these organizations are members of the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps. The 21CSC website ( is a good place to start your search for PLC opportunities.

For additional information about the Public Lands Corps, contact the Division of Education, Cultural, and Paleontological Resources.

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