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  • Group Shot

    Community Volunteer Ambassadors launched in partnership with the National Park Service

    March 16, 2018 | Fifty-three young adults took the AmeriCorps pledge to “Get Things Done” and support a legacy of service and conservation stewardship at the National Park Service. These Community Volunteer Ambassadors will serve with the NPS for 50 weeks and be trained as community and volunteer engagement coordinators.

  • Crew 943 Secc Blog Article

    The Start of Something Good

    November 2, 2017 | We woke up early Friday morning, had breakfast with the other Conservation Corps, and then packed up the rig for another long drive, this time to Houston. Over the past week, we'd grown relatively close to many of the other members from across the country, especially given the short amount of time.

    Source: Southeast Conservation Corps Blog • Paul Watson

  • Badlands Intern Stewards

    Student gets inside view of geosciences as Badlands National Park intern

    October 25, 2017 | This summer, Penn State student Maggie Kuzemchak ventured far outside of her comfort zone. So far, in fact, that she began the summer by moving to rural South Dakota. “I packed all of my things and moved halfway across the country to live in a small town where I knew no one,” Maggie said. 

    Source: Penn State News • Stewards Individual Placements

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  • Russian Olives Scc

    Battle against Russian olive trees waged for second year

    October 14, 2017 | Mountain Studies Institute and Southwest Conservation Corps continue to wage war against the Russian olive, an invasive species that chokes out native trees and degrades the quality of the watershed. 

    Source: The Durango Herald • Southwest Conservation Corps

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  • Prairie Dogs

    Black-tailed Prairie Dogs released near Sonoita

    October 13th 2017 | There are some new residents living near Sonoita, thanks to the Arizona Game and Fish Department. Crews released 94 black-tailed prairie dogs at Pima County's Sands Ranch on Friday, Oct. 13. 

    Source: Tucson News Now • Arizona Conservation Corps

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  • Smoke Jumper Alumni Article

    Smoke jumpers build bridge across Río Santa Barbara, save taxpayers money

    September 29, 2017 | Hikers can now cross a wilderness river with dry feet because brain surgeon Jim Schmidt drove all the way from Portland, Oregon, and with six other volunteers sawed, chiseled, hammered and bolted together logs on the biggest bridge the Camino Real Ranger District of the Carson National Forest of the U.S. Forest Service has built in many years.

    Source: The Taos News • Southwest Conservation Corps Alumni

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  • Azcc Youth Crew Article

    Youth crews spend summer supporting public lands

    Sep 8, 2017 | The Youth Conservation Corps is a program coordinated through the Arizona Conservation Corps that affords young people, typically 17- and 18-year-olds, the opportunity to perform community service and resource conservation through hands-on project work with a variety of land management and community partners, including the Kaibab National Forest. 

    Source: Arizona Daily Sun • Arizona Conservation Corps

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  • Usfs Expands World Wide Influence Brazilian Conservationists And Scc

    Forest Service expands worldwide influence

    September 1, 2017 | A training for volunteer coordinators from Brazil’s Chico Mendes Institute for the Conservation of Biodiversity were hosted by U.S. Forest Service International Programs and the Pike & San Isabel National Forests & Cimarron & Comanche National Grasslands, which includes the Salida Ranger District.

    Source: The Chaffee County Times • Southwest Conservation Corps

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  • Azcc White Mountains Crew Graduation Photo

    AZ Conservation Corps' graduates 21 members

    August 29, 2017 | As the young adults displayed photos of their project sites to family members and community partners, they spoke of the challenges of long, hot days filled with heavy lifting and technical rock and fence work. They also recalled the camaraderie developed on four- and eight-day “spikes,” camping, cooking and hanging out with their crewmates. Several were close to tears as they told of gaining confidence and making lifelong friends.

    Source: White Mountain Independent • Arizona Conservation Corps

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  • Ancestral Lands Acoma Farming Photo

    Program brings traditional farming methods back to Acoma Pueblo

    August 19, 2017 | On this day, an overcast, relatively cool Friday morning earlier this month, the Farm Corps crew is working a 1.5-acre field just off Pueblo Road in Acomita, a village at Acoma Pueblo, about 60 miles west of Albuquerque. The field is planted with Acoma white corn, Hopi yellow watermelons and Acoma pumpkins.

    Source: Albuquerque Journal • Ancestral Lands

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