August, 2020 | This will be updated regularly by Conservation Legacy staff with changes or further announcements. Last updated 8/18/20.
The safety of our participants, staff, and partners is our utmost priority. We have activated an Incident Response Team dedicated to addressing the impact of COVID-19 on our organization.
Below you will find updates regarding Conservation Legacy’s response to the emerging concerns related to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
Source: Conservation LegacyRead
August 9, 2020 | Southeast Conservation Corps Women's Crew builds a footbridge across a stream in the McDonald Field, just south of the Chickamauga National Military Park's visitor center. Check out these photos!
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press • Southeast Conservation CorpsVisit Article
August 7, 2020| PAYSON - During the week of June 15, Friends of the Tonto National Forest board member Scott Wood worked with Angie Abel of the Payson Ranger District and the Arizona Conservation Corps (AZCC) to clear brush and noxious weeds and repair trails at the Shoofly Village Ruins.
Source: Payson Roundup • Arizona Conservation CorpsVisit Article
August 6, 2020| A unique partnership is addressing a home heating crisis on the Navajo and Hopi Nations, by supplying hundreds of cords of firewood from forest restoration projects.
Source: NPR Knau Public Radio • Ancestral Lands • Southwest Conservation CorpsVisit Article
August 4, 2020 | Historic legislation will provide more opportunities for people to work on public lands and will restore the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)
August 1, 2020 | In August of 2019, the Conservation Legacy Diversity Team came together out of a desire amongst Conservation Legacy staff to focus on DEI initiatives throughout the organization.
July 22, 2020 | For four weeks this summer, eight teenagers from the Raleigh area gained work experience in natural resources and environmental fields as part of the Youth Conservation Crew (YCC) with the Conservation Corps of North Carolina’s summer program. This program works with public land managers across North Carolina to help accomplish some of the maintenance work that is required to keep public lands available and in good condition for users.
Source: RaleighNC.gov • Conservation Corps North Carolina • Conservation LegacyVisit Article
July 7, 2020 | COTTONWOOD – The Verde Valley Cyclists Coalition was recently awarded a $102,000 trail building grant from the Catena Foundation for Phase 2 of the Blowout Wash Trail System.
The Blowout Wash Trail System is a three-year construction project within the Verde Ranger District of the Prescott National Forest. It’s a 27-mile stacked, loop system to facilitate recreational opportunities, both close-in and farther-out, located on the east slope of Mingus Mountain adjacent to the communities of Cottonwood, Clarkdale and Jerome.
According to VVCC President Marty Glinsky, the project’s second-phase construction will build nine miles of loop trails utilizing Arizona Conservation Corps youth crews, volunteers and Forest Service personnel.
Source: The Verde Valley Independent & Camp Verde Bugle • Arizona Conservation CorpsVisit Article
June 12, 2020 | FARMINGTON – Local nonprofit and national service agencies are hiring for a new AmeriCorps contact-tracing program to assist public health officials in tracking the spread of the coronavirus.
Conservation Legacy and Community Resource Center announced they were hiring 350 summer AmeriCorps Vista associates for the program, supported by Colorado Gov. Jared Polis.
Source: Conservation Legacy • The Durango HeraldVisit Article
June 12, 2020 | Though we have historically remained quiet on broader issues and focused only on conservation and public service, what is happening now is unprecedented and we can no longer remain silent. We hope this statement is consistent with the sentiments of our staff and our members.