November 25th, 2022 | To our volunteers and partners, we sincerely thank you for your contributions to the trails and wilderness of the Prescott National Forest during the last year. Volunteers donated over 4,000 hours resulting in 284 miles of trails maintained and over 20 miles of trail constructed in 2021. Your dedication to the safety, sustainability and enjoyment of our trails is greatly appreciated by all who use them.
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November 23rd, 2021 | Today, in honor of the season of gratitude, the National Park Foundation announced its continued investment in service corps programs at national parks across the country. During fiscal year 2021, the National Park Foundation awarded over $3.4 million to service corps projects ranging from invasive species removal to historical preservation to trail restoration.
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November 18th, 2021 | VIDEO: Historic Princeville sits in the floodplain of the Tar River. Learn what's being done to help the town be flood resilient in the face of climate change in this installment of State of Change. Also, the science of sourdough, a unique effort to restore scallops to NC's bays, and UNCW scientists study coral spawning in their work to restore coral reefs damaged by disease and warming oceans.
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November 17th, 2021 | Although most days working in a national or state park aren’t as turbulent as Eberhardt’s “favorite search and rescue story,” the parks offer rewarding and often adventurous post-college jobs to many Ithaca College alumni. Working as a trail technician or interning in a park can serve as a stepping stone into a larger position in the field of conservation or interpretation. Or the work can fulfill a sense of wanderlust and show some grit on a resume.
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November 17th, 2021 | Located in southeastern Utah, Bears Ears National Monument has a rich cultural heritage and is sacred to many American Indian tribes who rely on these lands for traditional and ceremonial uses. The Bureau of Land Management Utah is partnering with Ancestral Lands Corps, Friends of Cedar Mesa, and Woods Canyon Archaeological Consultants to protect and manage River House in the Bears Ears National Monument.
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November 10th, 2022 | This transition from one kind of natural asset to another makes the community grow stronger and healthier by creating trails. The project is engaging the next generation of the region and energizing the previous generation. The Baileys Trail System's future is massive for riders, hikers, and runners of all abilities, with over 80 miles of trail in the plans. All thanks to this beautiful landscape full of welcoming people working to redefine its identity.
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November 10th, 2021 | When a group of Arizona Conservation Corps workers were performing trail maintenance in upper Oak Creek Canyon last month, they came upon a rare sight next to an unofficial trail: Five olive gray snakes with faint reddish spots intertwined in courtship.
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November 10th, 2021 | Arizona Conservation Corps crew members are working with Cocopah to reduce the risk of wildfires and restore the habitat on the west reservation.
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October 22, 2021 | "This week, a group of Arizona Conservation Corps (AZCC) members completed the second phase of a project that officials hope will rehabilitate many areas along the corridor that have been hit hard by visitors, improve water quality in the creek and protect habitat for the threatened narrow-headed garter snake.
The project, a collaboration between countless groups including the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, National Forest Foundation, Coconino National Forest’s Red Rock District and the AZCC, seeks to close hundreds of unofficial social trails that crisscross the area between the highway and the creek."
Source: Arizona Daily SunVisit Article
October 19th, 2021 | "Post-9/11 Veterans looking for a career as a wildland firefighter can apply to the Southeast Conservation Corps Veterans Fire Corps program.
Squads work on fire mitigation and fuels reduction projects on public lands, giving back to the surrounding communities. Veterans must be flexible, adaptable and able to work in a fluid, changing work environment."
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