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.
WCC is a non-profit dedicated toempowering young adults in conservationaround Wyoming. WCC welcomes applicationsfor crew leaders in the fall and for crewmembers in the spring.
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Since 2006, Wyoming Conservation Corpsand AmeriCorps have partneredto connect student to natural resourceand enviornmental experiences while promoting leadership.
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Hitch 3, 2021 (June 21- June 30)For Hitch 3, Crew 1 headed out toMuddy Mountain to work with theBureau of Land Management.
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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 WyomingWCC 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 CreditWhat 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.
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.
Organization Website: https://wyoconservationcorps.org/
Jim Fried, Program Director
Tyler Carroll, Project Coodinator
Caleb Johnson, Outreach Coordinator
University of WyomingBim Kendall House804 E Fremont StLaramie, WY 82072
Phone: (307) 766-5080Fax: (307) 766-5099Email: firstname.lastname@example.org