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Project Partners

Partner with a Conservation Legacy Program

Conservation Legacy has partnered with land management agencies for 20 years to accomplish critical conservation projects while providing young adults an opportunity to learn about land management issues and challenges. Partnering becomes a win/win situation for the community, for members, and for land managers, all while the project providers attain project goals, completing important work.

Program Region Project Types Unique Programming Contact
Arizona Conservation Corps Arizona Crew, Youth, Individual Placements Veterans Fire Corps, Local Crews, Disaster Relief, Ancestral Lands Kamillia Hoban, Corps Director;
Conservation Corps New Mexico New Mexico Crew, Individual Placements, Small Teams - Strike and AIM Veterans Fire Corps, Disaster Relief Anthony Thomas, Corps Director;
Appalachian Conservation Corps Greater Shenandoah Valley Region (Virginia) Crew, Youth, Individual Placements Disaster Relief, Ancestral Lands, Watershed Corps Zach Foster, Corps Director;
Southeast Conservation Corps Greater Tennessee Region Crew, Youth, Individual Placements Urban Archaeology, Local Crews, Veterans Fire Corps, Disaster Relief Darcy Welch Corps Director;
Conservation Corps North Carolina Greater North Carolina Region Crew, Youth, Individual Placements Veterans Fire Corps, Skillbridge, Indigenous Conservation Corps Jessie Birckhead, Corps Director;
Southwest Conservation Corps Colorado, Northern New Mexico Crew, Ancestral Lands, Youth, Individual Placements, Small Teams - Strike and AIM Veterans Fire Corps, Women's Fire Crew, Disaster Relief, Women's Crosscut Crew Juan Fernandez, Corps Director;
Stewards Individual Placements National Individual Placements, AmeriCorps and VISTA GeoScientists-in-the-Parks, BIA WaterCorps, Community Volunteer Ambassadors, Historic Preservation, and more. East: April Elkins-Badtke, Corps Director; West: Geoff Elliot, Corps Director;
Preserve America Youth Summits National Youth Historic Preservation Amy Sovocool, Chief Operating Officer;

Project Capacity

Crew Projects Individual Placements
Disaster Response Capacity Building
Fence Construction/Maintenance Communications and Media Support
Fire Fuels Reduction/Mitigation/Rehab Education
Habitat/Watershed Restoration Habitat/Watershed Restoration
Historic Preservation Historic Preservation
Invasive Species Management Invasive Species Management
Inventorying and Mapping Inventorying and Mapping
Mining Reclamation/Restoration Mining Reclamation/Restoration
Parks/Campground Maintenance Sustainable/Historic Agriculture
Route/Road Closure Tree Planting and Seeding
Sustainable/Historic Agriculture Water Conservation
Trail Construction/Management Weatherization/Energy Efficiency
Tree Planting and Seeding Volunteer Engagement and Management
Water Conservation And More!
Weatherization/Energy Efficiency

Benefits of Partnering with Conservation Legacy

  • Bring in additional community partners to increase project capacity
  • Use cooperative agreements (avoiding bidding process)
  • Identify funding sources and leverage additional project dollars
  • Introduce future employees to land managers and organizations
  • Region-wide logistical support from one of Conservation Legacy’s many offices
  • Flexibility to design or assign crews and internships based on partner needs

Project Costs

Project costs are dependent a number of factors including crew size, project duration and type of project. Please contact us to get specific information about what your project would cost.

Contact Us

If you have a project in mind and would like to work with a Conservation Legacy crew or individual placement but are not sure which program is the best fit or what projects a Conservation Legacy crew or intern can could complete, please contact:

Joey Ruehrwein, National Director of Partnerships and Development

Crew members in front of mountain vista

“The crews were courteous, friendly and also hard-working. The leaders, as always, were professional, business-like, and yet friendly and personable. Everything was well-organized and the crew efficiently tackled each job that was assigned. I highly commend the Southwest Conservation Corps for its dependable and dedicated work crews and leadership.”

Bonnie Swarbrick, Buenos Aires NWR, AZ, US Fish & Wildlife