Digest of Federal Resource Laws of Interest to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Youth Conservation Corps Act
Youth Conservation Corps Act (16 U.S.C. 1701-1706, 84 Stat. 794) -- Public Law
91-378, approved August 13, 1970, declares the YCC pilot program a success and
establishes permanent programs within the Departments of Interior and
Agriculture for young adults who have attained the age of 15, but not the age of
19, to perform specific tasks on lands and waters administered under
jurisdiction of these Secretaries. Within the Fish and Wildlife Service, YCC
participants perform various tasks on National Wildlife Refuges, National Fish
Hatcheries, research stations, and other facilities.
The legislation also authorizes the Secretary of Interior and the Secretary
of Agriculture to establish a joint grant program to assist States employing
young adults on non-Federal public lands and waters throughout the U.S.
Requires the Secretaries of Interior and Agriculture to prepare a joint
report to the President and Congress prior to April 1 of each year.
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