PG & E volunteers lend muscle to Cotoni-Coast Dairies project

Pulaskis and rakes were the tools of choice used by volunteers, youth “eco-stewards,” and a 12-member California Conservation Corps made up of military veterans–as they worked together to build the first hiking trail at Cotoni-Coast Dairies, 5,800 acres of coastal wildlands north of Santa Cruz, CA.  They are part of a partnership called “From … read more


NV Energy Foundation Supports “From Military Service to Green Service: Veterans Conservation Corps for Sloan Canyon”

The Conservation Lands Foundation is pleased to announce that a generous $75,000 grant from NV Energy Foundation will provide paid employment to an all-military Veterans Conservation Corps to restore habitat, build and improve recreational trails, and train volunteers to be long-term “trail stewards.” The work will take place over three … read more


A Blue Water Day: Thank you RBC for supporting conservation

The Conservation Lands Foundation extends a big thank you to Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) employees around the world who took time out to celebrate RBC Blue Water Day on Thursday, June 4. It’s a day when RBC employees head out to their communities for volunteer projects, invite non-profit partners around … read more


From Military Service to Green Service: coming to the Black Mountain Wilderness, CA

A 10-member all-veterans conservation corps is kicking off of a two-week project March 24 to restore wildlife habitat and improve signage within the Black Mountain Wilderness near Barstow, CA, thanks to a grant from Edison International made to the Conservation Lands Foundation. In addition to improving wildlife habitat and enhancing visitors’ … read more


From Military Service to Green Service: A Partnership to Conserve, Protect and Restore National Conservation Lands

The Conservation Lands Foundation is excited to announce that Edison International has made a generous $35,000 grant to the Foundation that will provide conservation corps jobs for young military veterans and result in much-needed restoration to a wilderness area in southern California, managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and … read more


Veterans and Volunteers Join Forces for Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument

Sledge hammers, shovels, crow bars and pure muscle were the tools used by 21 community volunteers and 13 members of a Veterans Conservation Corps—as they worked side-by-side today on a trail restoration project in the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument, just outside Palm Springs, CA. As we … read more


Grant from Edison International Puts Boots on the Ground

We are pleased to announce that this week an all-veterans conservation crew began a four-week project to improve hiking trails in the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument near Palm Springs, CA—thanks to a $35,000 grant from Edison International to the Conservation Lands Foundation for the effort. The … read more


Conservation Lands Foundation and 21CSC: Recognizing Our Shared Goals

In September, the Conservation Lands Foundation formalized a partnership with the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC)—a bold and new national effort to put youth and veterans to work protecting, restoring, and enhancing public and tribal lands, waterways and cultural resources. We are excited to be among early partners in … read more


Conservation Youth Corps in the Southwest: Collaborating for Large-scale River Restoration

In recent years, six separate youth conservation corps based in Colorado, Utah, Nevada and Arizona have collaborated to restore habitat along various rivers in the Colorado River Basin. Their collective work—while geographically expansive and ambitious in scope—is gaining momentum. This website is documenting and promoting the cooperative success of these … read more


A Record-setting 80 Conservation Youth Corps Members Attend a River Restoration Training in Escalante, UT

This week, southern Utah’s Escalante River Watershed Partnership (ERWP) kicked off a major event: a week-long training and crew season for 80 conservation youth corps members. This is the largest youth corps training program in the nation to focus on teaching corps members how to do riparian—or river corridor—restoration. And … read more