FOSTERING CONSERVATION SERVICE IN SUPPORT OF COMMUNITIES AND ECOSYSTEMS.
â€œI FOUND MYSELF SEARCHING FOR MEANING AND PURPOSE. AFTER SOME RESEARCH, I KNEW I HAD FOUND A ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY INTO A BETTER LIFE AND A NEW WORLD.â€? -Chau Huyn, Veterans Fire Corps Participant
2016 WAS OUR BIGGEST YEAR YET. Conservation Legacy is the third largest non-profit conservation corps program in the country and is now in its 19th year of engaging individuals to complete important conservation projects throughout the nation by providing structured, safe and challenging work and educational opportunities. Our dedicated staff and participants surpassed the 1,000,000 service hour mark. We placed 1,679 people in positions serving their communities and the environment across the United States, in 48 states and territories in total. Our programs continue to evolve and grow. Great Appalachian Valley Conservation Corps and the Zuni Ancestral Lands program completed successful inaugural seasons. BRIDGE Network relaunched as Stewards Individual Placement Program, representing a renewed commitment to fostering conservation and service in communities and ecosystems around the nation. Our Veterans Fire Corps program continues to provide exceptional on-the-ground training and experience, leading to entry level fire employment for a majority of our recent-era veterans participants. Carrying forward the momentum of the past year, we continue our dedication to building strong and healthy communities and ecosystems, fostering personal growth and life-long service in a changing world and providing leadership and support to deepen the impact of corps.