Transformation through conservation & service
We envision a world with healthy lands, air and water; thriving people and resilient communities. Our programming is embedded in local communities to make the greatest impact by meeting on the ground needs. At our core is a dedication to national and community service—we are part of something BIGGER.
Our Mission: Conservation Legacy engages future leaders who protect, restore, and enhance our nation’s lands through community-based service.
Over 23Years of Continuous Conservation Service Programming!
1.12 Million2020 Service Hours
2,2002021 Program Participants
400+Veterans Fire Corps members engaged since 2011
Learn more about our programs
Ancestral Lands operates in local tribal communities, as well as within other programs. Rooted in the culture and heritage of these communities, Indigenous youth and young adults can join conservation and leadership development crews, individual placements and Hiking Clubs.
Appalachian Conservation Corps is based in the Shenandoah Valley Region. The Harrisonburg, VA office operates adult and youth conservation crews, leadership development programs and individual placements.
Arizona Conservation Corps is a statewide program with offices in Pinetop-Lakeside, Tucson, and Flagstaff, AZ operating adult and youth conservation crews, Veterans Fire Corps, Ancestral Lands programming, and individual placements.
Conservation Corps New Mexico, based in Las Cruces, operates conservation crews, small botany teams, Veterans Fire Corps, and individual placements, serving the greater New Mexico and western Texas regions.
Conservation Corps North Carolina is our newest program based out of Raleigh, NC. Conservation Corps North Carolina operates adult and youth conservation crews.
Southeast Conservation Corps is based in Chattanooga, TN and serves the greater Tennessee region. Its programs include adult and youth conservation crews, American Sign Language Inclusion conservation crews, Veterans Fire Corps, and individual placements.
Southwest Conservation Corps has two regional offices in Durango and Salida, CO. and operates adult, youth, and high school conservation crews, small botany teams, Veterans Fire Corps, Ancestral Lands programming and individual placements.
Stewards Individual Placements is a nationwide program operating in nearly all 50 states. Stewards is based in Beckley, WV and Durango, CO and supports interns in various environmental stewardship programs across the country.
Ancestral Lands Crew - Hopi
"Through my season, I was challenged not only physically, but mentally and spiritually as well. Having the opportunity to travel to different sites around AZ and UT allowed me to understand the people who came before us, and to learn about other species that call the southwest their home."
COVID-19 Response Corps
"I will take away some valuable skills in motivational interviewing and data entry, but also a lot of personal satisfaction. I will always remember my team of incredibly motivated, empathy-driven, and compassionate people... As I look back on this experience, I will realize that I fulfilled the call of AmeriCorps, and listened to the 'highest calling of my heart' "
Arizona Conservation Corps Crew
"As a recent college graduate with a degree in Ecology, AZCC was the perfect chance to apply my classroom knowledge in the field. I choose to do national service because I'd like to make the outdoors accessible to more people. I have learned a lot about working and living with crews and have come to appreciate all of the work that goes into conservation management."
Appalachian Conservation Corps Intern - Shenandoah National Park
"I am grateful for this experience [at Shenandoah National Park] and how it has helped me to develop a better sense of conservation within an interpretive context. I know that I have gained valuable knowledge and skills through this internship that will further my interpretive career."