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Southwest Conservation Corps

Women's Fire Crew Member


Southwest Conservation Corps operates and supports locally and regionally based conservation service programs across the country. In addition to these programs, SCC manages unique program models, such as the Ancestral Lands programs, the Corps River Restoration programming and the Veterans Fire Corps.

Ancestral Lands Crew Members

Ancestral Lands

Ancestral Lands engages Native youth and young adults in meaningful conservation projects on Native Lands. Crews work on projects ranging from historical preservation and traditional agriculture to chainsaw crews, hiking clubs, stream restoration, fencing, trail construction and more. The Ancestral Lands program incorporates traditional culture and language as part of crew lifestyle and project work. Learn more.

Youth Crew with Fence Posts

High School Conservation Crews

SCC youth programs provide members with conservation and job skills, leadership opportunities, challenging project work, and personal and professional development—paid summer service opportunities that make a difference! Learn more.

Crews on a Griphoist

Adult Conservation Crews

AmeriCorps conservation crew programs engage motivated young adults, ages 18 -25, to complete challenging and impactful conservation and service projects throughout Colorado and northern New Mexico. Learn more.

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Individual Placements

Southwest Conservation Corps' Individual Placement program places college students and recent graduates with both public and private resource managers, including federal agencies and non-profit organizations. Learn more.

Small Team member doing field work

Small Teams

Join a crew of 2-3 individuals working on projects ranging from vegetation monitoring, watershed restoration, invasive species removal, and aquatic monitoring.

Veterans Fire Corps Crew

Veterans Fire Corps

The Southwest Conservation Corps' Veterans Fire Corps program provides training and on-the-job experience for post 9-11 era veterans interested in entering into careers and gaining experience in natural resource management. Learn more.

Barrio Youth Corps leader and member

Leadership Opportunities

There are many leadership opportunities available for youth, adult and Veterans Fire Corps crews. Southwest Conservation Corps also operates a Crew Leader Development Program for members interested in transitioning into a leadership role. Learn more.