Environmental Restoration Teams (ERT) – Career opportunities are important to urban youth of color where unemployment remains more than double the national average. The OBA ERT program provides short- to longer-term urban and trail paying positions for dropouts, veterans and youth just out of high school where they can learn basic work skills and work ethics. ERT is a sub-program of Careers in Conservation.
Land Management Agencies – OBA has helped a multitude of youth and adults find temporary and permanent work with outdoor agencies, including the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, US Forest Service, Mountains Recreation Conservation Authority, City of Pasadena Parks and Natural Resources, Mountains Restoration Trust, Sierra Club, National Parks Conservation Association, Los Angeles Conservation Corps, REI, NorthEast Trees, Altadena Foothills Conservancy and of course OBA.
Santa Monica Mountains – Area restoration and maintenance is important, for over a decade OBA has maintained collaborative agreements with the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and the Mountains Restoration Trust to provide summer youth work restoration teams.
PWP – Pasadena Water and Power Department annually offers positions to OBA youth to inform city residents of water conservation and energy savings programs and to provide audits of energy use by small businesses.