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Wyoming Conservation Corps

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The Wyoming Conservation Corps’ mission is to promote individual development, stewardship, and education through localized national service.  WCC continues this legacy by carrying out the highest caliber of service for Wyoming’s public lands through AmeriCorps. 

Founded in 2006, the Wyoming Conservation Corps (WCC) builds on the long legacy created by the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930s and the Youth Corps of the 1970s. Participation in the WCC program provides members with an opportunity to learn firsthand the complexity involved with current natural resource management decisions in Wyoming. From its home within the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources at UW, WCC emphasizes experiential, place-based learning and training the next generation of environmental leaders and problem solvers. 

Why & How

about the program

WCC is a non-profit dedicated to
empowering young adults in conservation
around Wyoming. WCC welcomes applications
for crew leaders in the fall and for crew
members in the spring. 

Learn more and apply.

 

 

 

americorps

Since 2006, Wyoming Conservation Corps
and AmeriCorps have partnered
to connect student to natural resource
and enviornmental experiences while 
promoting leadership.

Learn More.

wcc blog

Hitch 3, 2021 (June 21- June 30)
For Hitch 3, Crew 1 headed out to
Muddy Mountain to work with the
Bureau of Land Management.

View the entire blog.

Last Thoughts

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

How We Work

WCC is housed within the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming. This means WCC can offer academic credit to crew leaders and members during their training. Furthermore, WCC also provides financial support for higher education at Wyoming’s community colleges and UW.

Nearly 50% of Wyoming is public land. From the high desert to the prairie grasslands, to the mountain alpine, to the temperate forests; the Wyoming Conservation Corps works on projects ranging from habitat restoration and biological surveys to trail construction and fencing of all kinds.

 

Partnerships Across Wyoming

WCC collaborates with agencies and industry companies working on public lands in Wyoming. Through this partnership, WCC provides low-cost conservation crews who accomplish tens of thousands of hours of labor each summer. In return, WCC participants get one-on-one interactions with environmental and natural resources professionals working on the ground.

These partnerships support WCC in its efforts to advance understanding of complex environmental challenges, inspire young adults to become stewards of our natural resources, benefit Wyoming public lands and provide collaborative service-learning opportunities.

 

Academic Credit

What sets the Wyoming Conservation Corps apart from nearly all the other conservation corps is that we provide formal university-level courses as part of the crew leader’s and member’s training. In the spring, crew leaders participate in upper-level undergraduate course 4950-Leadership in Natural Resource Management while our members in the summer partake in 3700-Conservation Leadership offered by the University of Wyoming as well as wilderness medical classes and a robust month of field training.

WCC takes our education component seriously and it is, in part, why our members and leaders go on to manage Wyoming and as well as other states’ natural resources. We believe that having a fully educated team working in the field makes for better work, morale, and further interest in the projects.

 


Apply Today! 

WCC welcomes applications for crew leaders in the fall and for crew members in the spring. Crew leaders commit to 900 hours January through August and earn 2 upper-division course credits at the University of Wyoming. Crew members commit to 450 hours May through August and earn 1 upper-division course credit at UW. More Info.

 

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Contact

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Email: wcc@uwyo.edu

Organization Website: https://wyoconservationcorps.org/

 

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our team

Jim Fried, Program Director

jfried@uwyo.edu

Tyler Carroll, Project Coodinator

tcarro10@uwyo.edu

Caleb Johnson, Outreach Coordinator

cjohn186@uwyo.edu

Contacts and callouts

Haub School of ENR

University of Wyoming
Bim Kendall House
804 E Fremont St
Laramie, WY 82072

Phone: (307) 766-5080
Fax: (307) 766-5099
Email: haub.school@uwyo.edu

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