Conservation Corps

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What We Do

The Trail Conference Conservation Corps (TCCC) creates leaders in environmental conservation while empowering people to play a deeper role in the care of their local parks and trails. By training service members to teach the public, we amplify our impact and reach in fostering a commitment to protecting nature. 

TCCC members are trained by industry experts in sustainable trail building, invasive species management, public outreach, volunteer engagement, and outdoor leadership. They receive a living stipend so they may serve and are eligible for education awards through our partnership with AmeriCorps.  

TCCC members learn and serve in the nation’s finest system of public parks outside of a major metropolitan area. From trail construction to habitat restoration to visitor education, they provide vital resources to land managers. By engaging outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and teaching volunteers about sustainable practices, TCCC members lead by example, demonstrating for everyone the great care that protecting our natural areas requires.

Go here for more information on the 2024 Conservation Corps positions! 

Program Areas


Trail Crew

Trail Crew
Trail Crew


Outreach and Education Stewards

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Invasive Strike Force
Invasive Strike Force

ISF Aquatic

Aquatic Invasive Strike Force

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Letter to a Future Corps Member

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Melanie Shuck, 2020 Trail Outreach and Education Steward

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The Conservation Corps Wants to Hear From You

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We'd love to hear from you if:
  • You're a nature lover who is interested in serving with the Trail Conference Conservaton Corps.

  • Want to volunteer to help with the restoration of the Welch Trail Education Center

  • Are interested in partnering with us on a future project


Welch Trail Education Center

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Located in Harriman State Park the WTEC is where most of the Trail Conference Conservation Corps live. It offers a beautiful lakeside setting with rustic cabins, a communal commercial-grade kitchen, and hot showers for after a hard day's work!


Conservation Corps Blogs


Read more about the work our 2023 crews are accomplishing to protect the land you love.