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  • Badlands Intern Stewards

    Student gets inside view of geosciences as Badlands National Park intern

    Stewards Individual Placement Program

    October 25, 2017 | This summer, Penn State student Maggie Kuzemchak ventured far outside of her comfort zone. So far, in fact, that she began the summer by moving to rural South Dakota. “I packed all of my things and moved halfway across the country to live in a small town where I knew no one,” Maggie said. 

    Source: Penn State News • Stewards Individual Placements

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  • Russian Olives Scc

    Battle against Russian olive trees waged for second year

    Southwest Conservation Corps

    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 Corps

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  • Prairie Dogs

    Black-tailed Prairie Dogs released near Sonoita

    Arizona Conservation Corps

    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 Corps

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  • Smoke Jumper Alumni Article

    Smoke jumpers build bridge across Río Santa Barbara, save taxpayers money

    Southwest Conservation Corps

    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 Alumni

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  • Azcc Youth Crew Article

    Youth crews spend summer supporting public lands

    Arizona Conservation Corps

    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 Corps

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  • Usfs Expands World Wide Influence Brazilian Conservationists And Scc

    Forest Service expands worldwide influence

    Southwest Conservation Corps

    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 Corps

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  • Azcc White Mountains Crew Graduation Photo

    AZ Conservation Corps' graduates 21 members

    Arizona Conservation Corps

    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 Corps

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  • Ancestral Lands Acoma Farming Photo

    Program brings traditional farming methods back to Acoma Pueblo

    Ancestral Lands

    August 19, 2017 | On this day, an overcast, relatively cool Friday morning earlier this month, the Farm Corps crew is working a 1.5-acre field just off Pueblo Road in Acomita, a village at Acoma Pueblo, about 60 miles west of Albuquerque. The field is planted with Acoma white corn, Hopi yellow watermelons and Acoma pumpkins.

    Source: Albuquerque Journal • Ancestral Lands

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  • Southwest Conservation Corps Crew Photo Columbine Canyon

    All In a Day’s Work…

    Southwest Conservation Corps

    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 Corps

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  • Nat Geo Al Blog Native Youth Congress

    Inspired and Challenged by Native Youth Congress

    Ancestral Lands

    August 4, 2017 | As I watched the activity within this group, witnessing expanding connections between the inspired participants, I was reminded—yet again—of the reverence Indigenous people have for this Earth, and how it is typically instilled as soon as a small child begins to comprehend.

    Source: National Geographic Blog • Ancestral Lands

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