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    River tour introduces stakeholders to watershed efforts

    Arizona Conservation Corps

    August 26, 2019 | SOLOMON — At the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension in Solomon, a group of stakeholders gathered for a morning breakfast and presentation on the Gila River watershed.

    The group included politicians, educators, scientists and others touring the Gila Watershed Partnership’s restoration sites on the Gila River. The GWP has been working the past several years to remove tamarisk in several locations along the river and replacing the invasive species with native trees and other plant life in order to protect the watershed.

    Source: Eastern Arizona Courier • Arizona Conservation Corps

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    National Park Foundation and Partners Expand Service Corps Impact Across the Country


    August 26, 2019 | As the National Park Service celebrates 103 years of preserving America’s natural and cultural resources, the National Park Foundation (NPF) today announced a more than $3.5 million investment in expanding young, diverse leaders’ capacity to help protect national parks, lift up communities, and gain in-demand job skills training through service corps programs.

    Service corps are locally-based organizations that engage young adults and veterans in projects that address recreation, conservation, disaster response, and community needs.

    Source: National Park Foundation • Conservation Legacy

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    Appalachian Conservation Corps crew expands Philpott Lake trail system

    August 24, 2019 | The Adult Conservation Crew with the Appalachian Conservation Corps recently spent nine days at Philpott Lake expanding its existing trail system from 11.5 miles to 14 miles. What makes the work projects so special is that they are “impactful on the land and the people who take part in them,” Crew Leader Julia Kemper said in the release. “You learn a lot about yourself.”

    Source: Martinsville Bulletin • Appalachian Conservation Corps

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    Ask a Ranger: The Museum Fire and the Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project

    Arizona Conservation Corps

    August 22, 2019 | Read a conversation with Park Ranger Karen Malis-Clark about the Flagstaff Museum Fire.

    Q: How did the Museum Fire impact the Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project (FWPP), and vice-versa?

    A: That’s the big question now that many are working to answer. Let’s review the Fire Triangle and Fire Behavior Triangle to appreciate fire’s impact.

    Source: Arizona Daily Sun • Arizona Conservation Corps

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    Rangely trustees hear RDH mill levy proposal

    Southwest Conservation Corps

    August 18, 2019 | Rangely - After hearing the Rangely District Hospital presentation about the proposed mill levy Tuesday, Rangely Mayor Andy Shaffer called the regular town board of trustees meeting to order.  There were no public input, changes to the agenda public hearings, or reports from the council during this meeting.

    Source: The Herald Times • Southwest Conservation Corps

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    BVSC seeks suggestions by Aug. 20 for naming two new bike trails

    Southwest Conservation Corps

    August 16, 2019 | Buena Vista Singletrack Coalition is excited that two new trails are currently under construction as part of the $151,000 grant awarded to the town of Buena Vista by the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Non-Motorized State Trails Grant program.

    The grant was submitted in partnership with Bureau of Land Management, Southwest Conservation Corps, Colorado Mountain Club and Buena Vista Singletrack Coalition.

    Source: The Chaffee County Times • Southwest Conservation Corps

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    Canyons of Ancients National Monument friends group awarded $6,000 in grants

    Preserve America Youth Summits

    August 7, 2019 | A friends group of Canyons of the Ancients National Monument has been awarded two grants to support environmental education and to monitor wilderness study areas.

    Source: Durango Journal • Preserve America Youth Summits

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    Appomattox Court House National Historical Park hosts crews to improve trails

    August 7, 2019 | The Appalachian Conservation Corps (ACC) partners with land management agencies and organizations to accomplish critical conservation projects while providing young adults an opportunity to learn about land management issues and challenges. Participants from across the United States have been working together throughout the summer on a variety of assignments on public lands including the trails at Appomattox Court House NHP.

    Source: ABC 13 News • Appalachian Conservation Corps

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    HistoriCorps, Forest Service, Volunteers Saving Brolliar Cabin

    Arizona Conservation Corps

    August 2, 2019 | Volunteer crews led by HistoriCorps, a nationally recognized non-profit organization, have been working to preserve the Brolliar Park Cabin this summer. The historic cabin, built by one of Arizona’s last homesteaders, is located in the Coconino National Forest south of Mormon Lake.

    The award-winning group, which works to save historical structures on public lands around the nation, collaborated with the Coconino National Forest on the four-week project.

    Source: Flagstaff Business News • Arizona Conservation Corps

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    Generating STEAM in Arizona: Cultivating a New Generation of Forest Champions

    Arizona Conservation Corps

    August 2, 2019 | In Tucson, the National Forest Foundation, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, and Arizona Conservation Corps is piloting a novel approach to traditional outdoor education curricula called the Earth Conservation Experience (ECE). The program connects high school students to their backyard forest by blending their individual interests in science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) with their digital and online worlds.

    Source: National Forest Foundation • Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum • Arizona Conservation Corps

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