January 4, 2019 | On the “bucket list” for people all over the world is to hike the Grand Canyon, most notably, the Bright Angel and Kaibab Trails. Of the six million-plus annual Grand Canyon visitors, it is estimated less than 7 percent actually hike down into the canyon (only 1 percent to the bottom). Even so, that adds up to 434,000 hikers a year on the corridor trails.
Maintaining these popular trails for safe passage are many people who work at times in high heat and low temperatures to ensure hikers and mule riders a safe journey.
Source: Flagstaff Business News • Arizona Conservation CorpsVisit Article
April 10, 2018 | Kartchner Caverns State Park is inviting the public to come celebrate its newest hiking trail and renovation of the existing Foothills Loop Trail at an Earth Day event on April 22. Built in response to visitor requests for additional and more challenging trails at Kartchner Caverns State Park, the new trail is 1.75 miles through the foothills of the Whetstone Mountains. All trail work was completed with hand tools by the Arizona Conservation Corps (AZCC) trail crew and park staff.
Source: Arizona State Parks • Arizona Conservation CorpsVisit Article
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 CorpsVisit Article
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 CorpsVisit Article
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 CorpsVisit Article