Conservation Programs

Backcountry Trails Program in partnership with Americorps

Young adults compete from all over California and the country for this opportunity to spend five months off the grid, in the backcountry, and on a mission to preserve access to some of America’s most pristine and stunning lands.

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Energy Corps

The CCC’s Energy Corps gives Corpsmembers real-world experience in retrofitting public buildings with energy efficient lighting. The retrofits result in measurable reductions in energy use, significant cost savings, and training that helps Corpsmembers land careers in the energy field.

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International Work Exchange Programs

For over 30 years, the Corps has partnered with groups all over the world to give Corpsmembers an opportunity to do conservation work in different countries and learn about the culture of those countries firsthand.

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Veterans Corps Fisheries Program

The California Conservation Corps has partnered with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries, the U.S. Forest Service, and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to create the Veterans Corps Fishery Program, providing post-9/11 veterans with opportunities to build their skills and work experience while protecting and restoring endangered species.

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Watershed Stewards Program – in partnership with AmeriCorps

The mission of the Watershed Stewards Program (WSP) is to conserve, restore, and enhance anadromous (salmon and trout-bearing) watersheds for future generations by linking education with high quality scientific practices. WSP is administered by CaliforniaVolunteers and sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

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