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SCC 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, SCC members, and land managers by providing meaningful opportunities for young people complete important community and natural resource projects. SCC has a successful track record of completing conservation projects throughout the greater Southwest Colorado and Four Corners Region.

At SCC, 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.

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Project Capacity

Crew ProjectsIndividual Placements
Disaster ResponseCapacity Building
Fence Construction/MaintenanceCommunications and Media Support
Fire Fuels Mitigation/RehabEducation
Habitat/Watershed RestorationHabitat/Watershed Restoration
Historic PreservationHistoric Preservation
Invasive Species ManagementInvasive Species Management
Inventorying and MappingInventorying and Mapping
Mining Reclamation/RestorationMining Reclamation/Restoration
Parks/Campground MaintenanceSustainable/Historic Agriculture
Route/Road ClosureTree Planting/Seeding
Sustainable/Historic AgricultureWater Conservation
Trail Construction/MaintenanceWeatherization/Energy Efficiency
Tree Planting/SeedingVolunteer Engagement/Management
Water ConservationAnd More!
Weatherization/Energy Efficiency



  • 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 partner


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 SCC can interact with you and your agency/organization please contact us!


If you have a project in mind and would like to work with an Southwest 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:

Juan Fernandez, Executive Director


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, SCC encourages all types of diversity including, but not limited to; race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, social-economic, and disability. Southwest Conservation Corps also emphasizes the engagement of local individuals who represent the communities in which they serve. Southwest Conservation Corps intentionally searches for funding sources and program options to support the goal of offering experiences to a wide range of participants.