The 21st Century Conservation Service Corps
Explore the background of the 21CSC initiative.
The 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC) is a bold national effort to put thousands of America’s young people and veterans to work protecting, restoring, and enhancing America’s great outdoors. In this presentation, we will briefly explore the background of the 21CSC initiative, while focusing the majority of the session on the future of 21CSC and the unique opportunity it presents to leverage partnerships to benefit America’s trail infrastructure and develop the future workforce. Participants will discuss the technical capacity of 21CSC organizations, tips for partnering, examples of successful projects, and the role non-profit conservation corps as a solution to successfully improving our trail infrastructure and engaging the next generation of citizen stewards play.
The presentation will include case studies of an established corps program.