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 FoundationVisit Article
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.
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.
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.
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 CorpsVisit Article
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 LegacyVisit Article
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 CorpsVisit Article
January 10, 2020 | The Southwest Conservation Corps youth program will be the beneficiary of Moonlight Pizza & Brewpub’s Moonlight Monday promotion on Jan. 20.
Source: The Mountain Mail • Southwest Conservation CorpsVisit Article
January 7, 2020 | ALAMOSA — The Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Board awarded a total of $1,942,586 in youth corps and open space grants to projects in your district.
The City of Alamosa received a $16,600 youth corps grant to hire Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) to construct and maintain trails on several municipal properties, adding six miles to an existing network of 15 miles of trail.
Source: Valley Courier • Southwest Conservation CorpsVisit Article
January 6, 2020 | When Shirena Trujillo Long started 15 years ago as the coordinator of El Centro de Muchos Colores at Fort Lewis College, she was tasked with helping to recruit and retain Hispanic students, an enormous job for a small center.
Trujillo Long left El Centro at the end of December, but she plans to continue working on equity and inclusion goals as the director of diversity recruitment for Conservation Legacy, a national organization for the nonprofit focused on conservation service projects. Trujillo Long plans to work out of the nonprofit’s Durango offices.
Source: Durango Herald • Conservation LegacyVisit Article