Conservation service still continues today thanks to organizations like Conservation Legacy, an organization that has been engaging individuals to complete important conservation projects throughout the nation for over twenty years. Conservation Legacy provides support for local conservation service programs by engaging youth, young adults, and veterans in conservation, restoration, and community development programs—in 2019 alone, they contributed 1.3 million hours of service to public lands.
Take the Arizona Conservation Corps Crew #139, for example. On March 5, 2020, members of the crew were tasked with revegetating a section of Chiricahua National Monument, a 11,985 acre site features extensive hoodoos and balancing rocks and offers hiking and camping for visitors. The crew removed gravel and washed it to purge any invasive species before replanting the area with native species.
Check out our interview with members of the AZCC here!