November 13, 2018 | Youth members of Conservation Legacy’s Southwest Conservation Corps Ancestral Lands Program will work with the Grand Canyon Youth guides and mentors to halt and reverse the spread of invasive non-native plant species along the Colorado, San Juan, Escalante, and Dirty Devil Rivers.
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August 18, 2018 | The board of directors and staff of the Costilla County Economic Development Council would like to thank the Southwest Conservation Corps youth for assisting us in clearing out the west wing of the Sangre de Cristo Heritage Center to prepare for construction of a new Community Kitchen and dining area.
Source: Alamosa NewsVisit Article
May 4, 2018 | “Building this new trail from start to finish is especially nice,” she said, taking a break from using a rock bar to nudge a boulder into place “I love my commute from tent to this canyon, and look forward to one day taking my kids on this trail and telling them I helped build it.”
Source: Durango HeraldVisit Article
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 CorpsVisit Article
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 AlumniVisit Article
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 CorpsVisit Article
August 7, 2017 | A bit less than 2 miles from the Columbine Canyon Trailhead a group of young people are 18 total days into a project to rebuild the bridge at the third river crossing (the fourth, if you count the small crossing over Deer Creek) on the Columbine Canyon Trail accessed via the canyon between Red River and Questa.
Source: Sangre de Cristo Chronicle • Southwest Conservation CorpsVisit Article