WIldlink Alumni Resources
Here you will find resources to help you get back into the wilderness, find jobs in the outdoors, and renew your connection to the natural world.
The Mosaics in Science Internship Program provides youth that are under-represented in natural resource science career fields with on-the-ground, science-based, work experience with the National Park Service. Established in 2013, this multidisciplinary program provides opportunities to work on inventorying and monitoring, research, GIS and other technologies, and interpretation and education projects. After the internships, a career workshop is held in Washington DC where the interns present the results of their work, are exposed to different science careers, and develop skills to apply for a federal job.
The American Conservation Experience ACE’s conservation corps program is for American participants, aged 18-25 who are considering land management as a career path or potential course of study. Corps members serve in professionally supervised teams as they explore future outdoor careers, learn practical field skills, and develop confidence as emerging leaders in the field of conservation.
Student Conservation Association SCA’s mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of the environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land.
Conservation Job Board "The world’s largest and most-visited career website in conservation, ecology, forestry, wildlife, and fisheries."
USA Jobs Find jobs and internships in public lands including the National Park Service, Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and the Fish and Wildlife Service
Ecological Society of America Job Board Jobs in biological and ecological sciences
Information on Sierra Nevada Wilderness and tips for exploring our wild places.
https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/backpacking.htm Information to help you plan your own trip in the Yosemite backcountry
Voices for the Wild
Latino Outdoors inspires, connects, and engages Latino communities in the outdoors and embraces cultura y familia as part of the outdoor narrative, ensuring our history, heritage, and leadership are valued and represented.
Outdoor Afro has become the nation’s leading, cutting edge network that celebrates and inspires African American connections and leadership in nature. We help people take better care of themselves, our communities, and our planet!
NativesOutdoors is a public benefit corporation whose products serve to support indigenous people. We work directly in the intersection of the outdoor industry, indigenous people, and conservation.
Diversify Outdoors is a coalition of social media influencers – bloggers, athletes, activists, and entrepreneurs – who share the goal of promoting diversity in outdoor spaces where people of color, LGBTQ+, and other diverse identities have historically been underrepresented.
Their website has all sorts of resources from organizations to articles. You can also participate in their movement by using #diversifyoutdoors in your social media posts.
Buffalo Soldiers with Shelton Johnson
https://www.pbs.org/video/the-national-parks-untold-stories-yosemites-buffalo-soldiers/ A video by Shelton Johnson about the Buffalo Soldiers that served in Yosemite.
Natives Outdoors Runs Bears Ears & Grand Staircase Escalante
https://vimeo.com/253329792 Using outdoor recreation to promote conservation, responsible land management, and preservation of cultural history
WildLink was featured in a 2007 episode of the the WildeBeat podcast.