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    The Beginning of the Baileys Trail System

    Appalachian Conservation Corps

    May 8, 2020 | After four years of planning, the first 14 miles of the Baileys Trail System are on the ground and set to open to the public on May 30, 2020!

    This first milestone was made possible through a 2019 National Forest Foundation REI Partnership grant and a Recreational Trails Program grant, and involved the Athens County Foundation, Wayne National Forest, Applied Trails Research, Appalachian Conservation Corps, Athens Bicycle Club, and professional trail builders.

    Source: National Forest Foundation • Appalachian Conservation Corps

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    Ridgeline reroute for local accessibility and educational recreation in Las Cruces

    Conservation Corps New Mexico

    March 2020 | A quick hike up a sloping, exposed hill revealed a stunning view of the Organ Mountains and across Las Cruces. The sky was a bright grey mass of clouds, promising rain tomorrow, but not quite today. Back on the hill, the tawny stretch was wide and established, allowing two of us to walk side by side. Unearthed stones neatly lined the edge of the trail holding back the rocky expanse of prickly pear cactus, creosote, mesquite and ocotillo. As we walked, Conservation Corps New Mexico’s local project partner, Edna Flores, gestured to the land we were walking through, showing us where CCNM’s local crew had worked the days before.

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    Meet Board of Directors member CJ Goulding!

    April 16, 2020 | Meet one of Conservation Legacy’s newest Board Members, CJ Goulding. CJ joined the board in 2019 with experience in leading backcountry trips for high schoolers, diversity, equity and inclusion facilitation, youth leadership development, and so much more.

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    NFF Supports for Trail Reconstruction After Record Snow Year

    Southwest Conservation Corps

    April 30, 2020 | A record snowpack in Colorado from the 2018-2019 winter resulted in epic skiing, amazing rafting conditions, and a nightmare for many trail maintenance organizations. With over 700 percent of the average yearly snowpack still sticking around into June and beyond, the trail maintenance season would be drastically shortened. To add to the shorter season, that level of snowpack caused numerous avalanches. Avalanches leave a path of destruction behind them, and massive debris fields in front of them.

    Source: Southwest Conservation Corps • National Forest Foundation

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    Conservation Legacy Brand Refresh

    April 13, 2020 | Throughout 2019 and continuing into 2020, the Conservation Legacy Communications Team has been analyzing our brand, visual identity, messaging and communication strategies. It has taken the effort of our entire staff to pull together a comprehensive body of research, culminating with our 2020-2022 Strategic Plan. With that, we have refreshed our Conservation Legacy logo and program visual identities.

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    Conservation Legacy Strategic Plan 2020-2022

    March 24, 2020 | Conservation corps have long been based on strong traditions, deep care for our environment, and the unique opportunity to grow and learn through outdoor experiences. The 2020–2022 Strategic Plan honors this foundation while recognizing if we are to achieve our shared vision, we must adapt to meet the pace that our climate and our cultures are changing.

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    Conservation Legacy’s Board of Directors announced today the appointment of Chief Executive Officer

    For Immediate Release: March 20, 2020 | Durango, Colorado

    Conservation Legacy’s Board of Directors announced today the appointment of current Interim Chief Executive Officer Rob Spath as permanent Chief Executive Officer, effective March 20, 2020.

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    Southwest Conservation Corps hiring students for largest summer yet

    Southwest Conservation Corps

    February 6, 2020 | FARMINGTON – After more than 20 years in the area, the Southwest Conservation Corps is gearing up to hire one of its largest summer youth crews yet.

    The program plans to hire about 65 students, almost four times more than 2016 when it hired 16 students, said Teresa DiTore, youth programs manager with Southwest Conservation Corps.

    Source: Durango Herald • Southwest Conservation Corps

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    The Power of Conservation Corps Liaisons

    Partnerships

    In partnership with the National Park Foundation, Conservation Legacy engaged young Americans through paid service and volunteer stewardship projects through the Love Your Park Conservation Corps (LYPCC) program. The LYPCC highlights, improves, and preserves National Trails and unique visitor experiences. Through projects identified as critical to visitor use, visitor safety and engagement of new visitors, the LYPCC focused on infrastructure and stewardship projects at various National Park Service Locations.

    Source: National Park Foundation Newsletter • Conservation Legacy

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    United Way Day at Wolf Creek Ski Area supports local nonprofits

    Southwest Conservation Corps

    January 13, 2020 | Join United Way of Southwest Colorado (UWSWC) at Wolf Creek Ski Area for a fun day of skiing and boarding with discounted full-day lift tickets on Wednesday, Jan. 15, to benefit United Way nonprofit organizations in Archuleta County.

    Source: Pagosa Springs SUN • Southwest Conservation Corps

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