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Arizona Conservation Corps

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Project Partners

PROJECT PARTNERS 

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. 

At AZCC, we have a commitment to producing quality work that always meets or exceeds our partner expectations. 

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. 

PROJECT PARTNERSHIPS 

  • 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 

PROJECT PARTNER REPORTS

Project Capacity

Crew Project Examples Individual Placement Project Examples
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 Arizona Conservation Corps

Individual 

  • 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 

Community

  • 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 partner

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. 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 us!

CONTACT US

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

Paul Schmidt, Executive Director 

paul@conservationlegacy.org  

DIVERSITY 

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.