Washakie Center #22
Laramie, WY 82071
Members gain a first hand experience dealing with Wyoming’s complex landscape, providing them with real world skills and a deeper appreciation for the state’s environmental challenges and riches. We work in all areas of land management including: energy, wildlife, recreation, grazing, timber management, property management and maintenance, and water.
Throughout the spring our Crew Leaders are taking the WCC Leadership and Conservation class earning 2 upper-division college credits. This class provides Leaders with an understanding of the complex dynamics of natural resources management within our state while also equipping students with the tools to confidently lead groups of students on conservation-oriented service-learning projects on Wyoming’s public lands in the summer months.
The spring trainings involve such competencies as:
Specialized trainings and events that occur in the spring include:
Student Leaders practice these skills on diverse conservation and service projects throughout their service term.
Once the summer starts crews of 8 are formed and set out to complete 6, 10-day conservation projects throughout the state.
Examples of WCC projects:
Each year we strive to use our projects as tools to equip our members with skills and values to be engaged vigorous citizens. We believe that when we are successful in doing this we graduate into the world young people motivated to improve their communities and environment.
The Wyoming Conservation Corps experience is extremely demanding both physically and mentally. Each year new members consistently underestimate the physical and mental requirement. In addition to the physical demands of the projects, you should know that you will be sleeping and living outdoors much of the time in all weather conditions.
Strenuous physical activity may include: