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    Lula Lake Land Trust Builds 3.5 Miles Of New Trail During The Pandemic; Another 12 Miles Of Trail On The Drawing Board

    Southeast Conservation Corps

    March 29, 2021 | The Lula Lake Land Trust, with COVID-19 shutting down its fundraisers, opted to build a new trail during the down time. With the help of many trail volunteers and donors, a large portion of a planned new five-mile trail has been completed.

    Source: The Chattanoogan.com

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    Area environmental groups hoping for boost from Biden executive order

    Appalachian Conservation Corps

    March 26, 2021 | Even as the details for implementing President Joe Biden’s executive order establishing a Civilian Climate Corps are still being hammered out, crews from the Appalachian Conservation Corps (ACC) are out planting trees in the Rappahannock watershed. Zach Foster, founder and director of the Harrisonburg-based ACC, said the group’s work exemplifies what the newly created national effort is trying to achieve. “They’re out there planting bare root tree seedlings primarily with private landowners who agreed to conservation easements. The whole initiative is basically improving the watershed of the Rappahannock River and making it a more resilient ecosystem,” Foster said.

    Source: The Citizen

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    Black leadership advances new trails project in Pisgah National Forest

    Conservation Corps North Carolina

    March 25th, 2021 | Work is slated to begin later this year on the Old Fort Trails Project, which will create roughly 42 miles of new sustainably constructed trails to improve community connectivity, reduce barriers to access, and support environmental and social sustainability. The project is spearheaded by People on the Move Old Fort, a Black-led collaborative that advocates for the community’s Black residents. The efforts are designed to remove some of the hurdles, including historical legacies, to Black participation in trail building and recreation.

    Source: Carolina Public Press

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    Indigenous Insight Informs NPS Exploration And Development Of Sacred Site

    Appalachian Conservation Corps

    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 Corps

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    Opinion: As Biden orchestrates a response to climate change, Colorado can serve as a model

    Climate

    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 Sun

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    Preserving the past and learning its legacy

    Southeast Conservation Corps

    February 19th, 2021 | Located in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is a place full of history—but also a place of unique community. Often referred to as “the Chickamauga Battlefield” or “Chick-Chatt,” the park is the preserved site of two major Civil War battles in the South. While tourists come for the history tour, locals come for the hiking, walking, running, and equestrian trails. Members of the community use the park to exercise, meet their friends, and fulfill their daily ritual of commuting to their beloved park.

    Source: The Field Guide

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    The Corps Network Announces Winners of the 2021 Corpsmember of the Year, Project of the Year Awards

    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.

    Source: The Corps Network

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    Conservation Legacy Celebrates Biden Administration Executive Order Establishing a Civilian Climate Corps

    Climate

    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.

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    A Home Heating Crisis. A Devastating Forest Fire Waiting to Happen. One Innovative Solution

    Ancestral Lands

    January 29th, 2021 | It’s been a fragmented and fluid emergency effort to save lives that’s difficult to measure. Some, like Anthony, harvest and cut firewood to give away. Others, like professional woodcutter Neil Damon, sell it for a razor-thin profit, with prices scaled to meet the financial needs of consumers. And lately, professional woodcutters, Indigenous community activists, and tribal officials have collaborated with the U.S. Forest Service and nonprofits to deliver firewood made from logs that have been mechanically thinned from Arizona’s tinder-dry national forests in an effort to avert deadly wildfires that are only getting worse. This fledgling program is aptly called “Wood for Life.”

    Source: Slate

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    In It Together

    Conservation Legacy

    January 16th, 2021 | Conservation Legacy operates 'affinity crews' within each of its seven crew-based programs across the country, in an effort to advance representation for marginalized communities in the outdoors. Affinity crews present opportunities for members to gain hands-on experience, training, and professional development in the conservation world—an industry that has been dominated by white men both historically and contemporarily. We can’t hope to achieve diversification within our industry without first creating an equitable and inclusive space where individuals from different backgrounds feel welcome, and affinity crews are one step on the journey towards making the outdoors and public lands feel safe and welcoming for all.

    Source: The Field Guide

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