April 9, 2021 | One provision of the American Jobs Plan would devote $10 billion to creating a Civilian Climate Corps. In his vision, the new CCC will have temporary, part-time, and full-time positions, and they can also transition to permanent positions in the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and other federal agencies. The new corps will likely build on existing infrastructure across the country, such as the Colorado Youth Corps Association (CYCA), which especially focuses on hiring in forestry. The organization, established in 1997, is modeled after New Deal programs.
Source: The American ProspectVisit Article
April 6, 2021 | "So many times over the years, I have heard young women say that this work seems so interesting, but they wonder if they are "strong enough" to do the physical work and "tough enough" to endure the lifestyle. On the flip side, I have not once heard a young man utter these words of self doubt. So, I do my best to be encouraging and supportive to this type of opportunity for all of us who are underrepresented in the field of conservation and recreation."
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March 5,2021 | Werowocomoco rests atop a bluff on a peninsula in the Tidewater region of eastern Virginia, surrounded by marshlands, fields, and forests. It is a lush and verdant place, rich in plant and animal life—but most importantly, rich in Indigenous history and heritage.
Until recently, the site’s exact location was lost to the memory of the tribes who once inhabited it. Now recently rediscovered, Conservation Legacy and the National Park Service are collaborating with Native tribes to learn more about Werowocomoco, incorporate it into the National Park System, and accurately and respectfully interpret it for future visitors.
Source: National Parks Traveler • Appalachian Conservation CorpsVisit Article
February 25, 2021 | President Joe Biden’s executive order in January directing the federal government to create a Civilian Climate Corps marks the recognition of an existential threat we are facing on our planet.
In Colorado we are facing a new era of mega-fires, declining access to water, and other potentially devastating effects of climate change. President Biden’s executive order correctly calls this a “profound climate crisis” and seeks to broadly address climate change by putting Americans to work “restoring public lands and waters, increasing reforestation, increasing carbon sequestration in the agricultural sector, protecting biodiversity, improving access to recreation, and addressing the changing climate.”
Source: The Colorado SunVisit Article
February 16, 2021 | Southwest Conservation Corps Crew Leader Trevor Taylor and Conservation Legacy's COVID-19 project work are among this year's awardees! Read more from The Corps Network.
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February 2, 2021 | Conservation Legacy Celebrates Biden Administration Executive Order Establishing a Civilian Climate Corps, Poised to Engage the Next Generation of Stewards
DURANGO, CO. Conservation Legacy applauds President Joseph R. Biden’s establishment of a Civilian Climate Corps initiative through an executive order, signed January 27, 2021, and is standing ready to assist the Administration in providing work opportunities, engaging Americans in addressing climate change and building community resiliency.
November 13, 2020 | Sometimes when Southwest Conservation Crew 428 arrives at a sawyer job, crew members receive second looks from clients for carrying saws or wearing manual labor gear. At times, the client ends up looking for the man in charge.
“There’s definitely stereotypes and gender norms within this field,” said Cassie McCarty, a crew leader. “Even if they’re slight, they’re still there.”
Crew 428 is a team of all women and gender nonbinary individuals – the first of its kind for the SCC.
Source: Durango Herald • Southwest Conservation CorpsVisit Article
November 10, 2020 | VIDEO: What happens to a robust region when a once-thriving industry stops and leaves a community searching for a new identity? For the surrounding area of Chauncey, Ohio, it's growing from the Baileys Trail System. Appalachian Conservation Corps featured on PEARL iZUMi.
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September 29, 2020 | CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Duke Energy Foundation today announced $522,400 in grants to fund environmental projects creating access to nature and protecting species, habitats and water quality in North Carolina.
One of the ways Duke Energy builds powerful communities is through protecting and restoring wildlife and natural resources that communities and future generations depend on. 22 organizations receive funds to protect and restore wildlife and natural resources: one of them is Conservation Corps North Carolina!
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September 24, 2020 | DURING CHALLENGING PUBLIC HEALTH AND ECONOMIC TIMES, SERVICE CORPS PROVIDE RELIEF FOR PARKS AND OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUNG LEADERS.
WASHINGTON—In honor of National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 26, an annual celebration dedicated to restoring and improving public lands, the National Park Foundation today announced a more than $3.7 million investment in service corps programs across the country during fiscal year 2020, up from approximately $3.5 million in fiscal year 2019. Check out the highlight of Conservation Corps North Carolina!
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