For many, Youth Corps is a life-changing experience bringing leadership skills and a love of the outdoors.

American Trails works closely with Youth and Conservation Corps organizations throughout the country. Our nation's corps are comprehensive programs that provide young adults and veterans with job training, academic programming, leadership training, and additional support through a strategy of service that improves communities and the environment. Corps tackle some of America’s greatest challenges and provide some of the most significant construction and maintenance of trails in the country.

Find our more about how to get involved and how Youth and Conservation Corps are helping to build our trails community and improve the lives of tens of thousands of people throughout the country:

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posted Sep 22, 2016

Engaging the next generation of trail stewards

This webinar explores techniques to increase engagement of diverse youth in trail work.

categories: Building and Maintenance, Volunteers, Youth Corps

posted Jul 15, 2018

Motivating and Inspiring the Next Generation of Land Stewards

Join us in learning more about how the next generation plays a vital role in land stewardship, greenway development, and trail building.

  • tags: urban, transportation
categories: Building and Maintenance, Youth Corps

posted Mar 3, 2018

Pioneer-Cabin, High Ridge, and Federal Gulch Trails Reconstruction

by USDA Forest Service

Funded by a Recreational Trails Program grant from Idaho's state trails program, this trail rehabilitation project was completed by the Northwest Youth Corp and a volunteer day organized with the Boy Scouts of America.

  • tags: rehabilitation, restoration, fire, rtp
categories: Building and Maintenance, Youth Corps

posted Apr 3, 2018

California Conservation Corps Learn New Skills on Accessible Urban Trail

San Diego County partnered with the California Conservation Corps to develop an accessible trail surfaced with hardened crushed granite material from TechniSoil LLC.

  • tags: accessibilty, conservation corps
categories: Building and Maintenance, Youth Corps, General Interest, Trail Spotlights

posted May 2, 2018

A Guide to Transportation Funding Programs for Service and Conservation Corps

by Stuart Macdonald

Conservation Corps and Transportation: Making the Connection is a funding guide and case study publication sponsored by The Corps Network and the Federal Highway Administration.

  • tags: accessibilty, youth, rtp, conservation corps, funding
categories: Building and Maintenance, Youth Corps