Nick’s Interns program seeks applicants

The Mattole Restoration Council is excited to announce our seventh season of Nick’s Interns. This unique program provides environmental work opportunities for high school students. Those who are motivated to learn, work hard, be part of a team, and make a valuable contribution, are encouraged to apply for a three-week summer internship.

Interns take part in a variety of projects such as stream restoration, habitat assessment surveys, trail building, fire fuels reduction, native seed collection, and invasive species removal. Participating organizations include the Mattole Restoration Council, Sanctuary Forest, the Mattole Salmon Group, the Institute of Sustainable Forestry, and the Bureau of Land Management. Wages begin at $9.50/hr and increase depending upon prior experience.

More information can be found at To apply, applications can be downloaded. Return your application by the March 26 deadline to: Mattole Restoration Council, PO Box 223, Whitethorn, CA 95589. For questions, call Theresa Vallotton at MRC (707) 986-1078 or 986-7797.

The Mattole Restoration Council works to conserve and restore the Mattole River Watershed. Since the Council’s founding in 1983, volunteers, staff, and local landowners have helped promote the conservation of native salmon and steelhead, the restoration of forestlands, and the improvement of the watershed’s biotic and human communities.