Southwest Conservation Corps Training - Tucson, Az

Event type: 
Awareness Workshops
Friday, March 14, 2014 - 9:00am
Event Street Address: 
1443 West Prince Road, Tucson Arizona, 85705- this is our office location, training will most likely occur in an outdoor location around town.

<p>The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will be joining the Southwest Conservation Corps for an in the field day of Leave No Trace education.&nbsp; Pack your lunch, crew!</p>
<p>The Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC), founded as a non-profit agency in 1998, provides young women and men with structured, safe and challenging service and educational opportunities through projects that promote personal growth, the development of social skills, and an ethic of natural resource stewardship.&nbsp; The SCC program model, built upon the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930s, incorporates guiding principles of experiential learning, respect, openness and willingness, commitment, responsibility, pride, excellence, health and safety, and fun.</p>
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SCC offers programs year-round throughout the Southwest from offices in Durango, CO, Salida, CO, Acoma, NM and Tucson, AZ. Most of SCC&rsquo;s Colorado and New Mexico-based programs operate from March &ndash; October while most of the Arizona-based programs operate from September through April. SCC operates a continuum of programs from community-based initiatives for younger teens to residential camping crews for high school and college aged individuals to leadership programs for college graduates.</p>
<p>Field Conservation<br />
Young adults, ages 16 -25, to complete conservation projects including trail construction &amp; maintenance, fencing, habitat improvement, hazardous fuels reduction and re-vegetation. Each crew consists of 6-8 members and 2 leaders. Crews work and camp for up to 11 days at a time in frontcountry and backcountry locations in all types of weather conditions. SCC crews work in a variety of national parks, national forests and other areas throughout the Southwest.<br />
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Sustainable Forestry<br />
Young adults 18-25 complete fire fuels reduction, mitigation, noxious tree removal, and forestry projects on public lands throughout the 4-Corners area.&nbsp; The SFT is run in conjunction with Mountain Alliance of Conservation Corps.&nbsp; Projects will include: wild land urban interface thinning; beetle-kill Juniper thinning; Russian Olive and Tamarisk removal; and habitat enhancement thinning projects.&nbsp; The SFT has a training component that prepares members for careers in the wild land fire management industry and resource management in the public or private sector.<br />
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Crew Leader Development<br />
The CLDP is a two phase program.&nbsp; The first phase focuses on Corpsmember (CM) experience, while the second phase focuses on leadership development.&nbsp; During the first phase of the CLDP, CM&rsquo;s are placed on a crew of their peers and mentored both by senior Crew Leaders and SCC Program Staff.&nbsp; The second phase of the CLDP focuses on direct leadership experience.&nbsp; During the second phase, the CLDP CM&rsquo;s will actively practice and role model crew leadership skills under the mentorship of the Crew Leader and SCC Program Staff.&nbsp; The CLDP program strives to provide meaningful trainings to all participants during their term of service.<br />

Host Contact Name: 
Jenna Rosengren
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