AZCC can help you accomplish critical conservation projects while providing young adults from the regional community an opportunity to learn about land management issues and challenges. Partnering becomes a win/win situation for the community, AZCC members, and land managers by providing meaningful opportunities for young people complete important community and natural resource projects. AZCC has a successful track record of completing conservation projects throughout Arizona and Southern New Mexico.
We are a job training and youth development organization providing our crew members with outdoor experiences and employment opportunities through national service. Our goal is to promote individual responsibility and ethical behavior, instill solid work habits and attitudes, and empower them to change their lives, their communities and their environment through conservation work that benefits us all.
Our approach to reaching this goal is to start by sending out well-equipped crews with experienced leaders, followed by full support from our office staff. We cultivate an environment of clear and constructive communication between our organization and land management agencies.
• Watershed Restoration • Desert Restoration • Tree Planting/Seeding
• Route/Road Closure • Invasive Species Mgt • Mining Reclamation
• Fencing • Trail Construction • Fire Rehabilitation
• Fire Fuels Mitigation • Historic Preservation • Inventorying/Mapping
• Sustainable Agriculture • Weatherization • Water Conservation
• Parks Maintenance • Disaster Response
• National Park Service • US Forest Service • Coconino County
• Arizona Game and Fish • City of Tucson • Pima County
• White Mountain Apache Tribe • Arizona State Parks
• Gila Watershed Partnership • Maricopa County
• National Forest Foundation • Bureau of Reclamation
• Bureau of Land Management • Escalante River Watershed Partnership
• National Fish and Wildlife Foundation • Verde Watershed Restoration Coalition
We emphasize the recruitment and engagement of diverse teams and individuals who learn from each other and their projects in a supportive environment.
In selecting participants, AZCC encourages all types of diversity including, but not limited to; race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, social-economic, and disability. Arizona Conservation Corps also emphasizes the engagement of local individuals who represent the communities in which they serve. Arizona Conservation Corps intentionally searches for funding sources and program options to support the goal of offering experiences to a wide range of participants.
• On-the-ground conservation work experience
• Technical trainings and work skills development
• Exposure to potential employers
• Teamwork and leadership skills development
• AmeriCorps Education Award and weekly stipend
• Potential career opportunities for local young people
• Resource to address conservation and community needs
• Work that directly benefits local and regional environments
• Cost effective completion of critical projects for partners
For additional details about how to partner with us, what we provide, what a partner provides, what it costs for a crew or intern or to ask other questions about how AZCC can interact with you and your agency/organization please contact: Paul Schmidt at firstname.lastname@example.org.