Conservation Corps NC

Conservation Corps North Carolina empowers young adults to enhance North Carolina’s land and water through meaningful outdoor work.

In order to meet local communities' needs through conservation service, Conservation Corps North Carolina (formerly North Carolina Youth Conservation Corps) hires young people to expand, maintain or even restore access to conserved lands so that more North Carolina families can connect with the outdoors.

Conservation Corps North Carolina (CCNC) is a program of Conservation Legacy that partners with Conservation Trust for North Carolina, Appalachian Conservation Corps and public land managers in North Carolina. CCNC engages motivated young adults, ages 16-27, to complete challenging and impactful conservation service projects throughout the region. Projects may include trail construction & maintenance, habitat improvement, hazard fuel reduction and ecological restoration. Crews may also complete technical and/or specialized projects depending on project partner needs, including disaster relief.

Program Goals:

Empower youth and young adults to serve their community through conservation work

Support trail construction and ecological health of North Carolina's public lands

Improve and expand access to protected natural areas

We have placed over 400 youth and young adults with federal, state and local partners as well as land trusts and private groups. Crews are now deployed in North Carolina’s state parks system, Mecklenburg County parks and nature preserves and Durham land trust properties.

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