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 Conservation Corps North Carolina

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Indigenous Conservation Corps

Our program doesn't just prepare you for a job; it empowers you to become a steward of the land and culture. Join us to cultivate lasting connections with nature, heritage, and a vibrant community.

What We Offer:

Our program is designed to empower young adults with skills, experience, and knowledge to kickstart fulfilling careers with the US Forest Service and within the dynamic outdoor industry.

Skills and Opportunities:

As a member of our Corps, you will undergo comprehensive training and professional development, opening doors to diverse career pathways such as:

  • Recreation Specialist: Craft unforgettable outdoor experiences for others.
  • Forest Management: Learn to safeguard and nurture our forests.
  • Archeology: Explore and preserve our rich cultural heritage.
  • Silviculture: Nurture sustainable tree growth and ecosystems.
  • Cultural and Interpretive Specialist: Share indigenous knowledge and heritage.
  • Fire and Fuels Management: Protect and restore our forests from wildfire.
  • Fisheries & Hydrology: Dive into the world of aquatic ecosystems.
  • Botany and Native Plants: Discover the wonders of native flora.
  • Tribal Community Resiliency Corps: Strengthen your community's resilience.
  • Conservation Corps Crew Leader: Develop leadership skills while making a difference.


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Open Adult Positions:

Indigenous Conservation Corps Crew Member

Why Choose Us:

Our program doesn't just prepare you for a job; it empowers you to become a steward of the land and culture. Join us to cultivate lasting connections with nature, heritage, and a vibrant community.

Take the first step towards a fulfilling career. Apply today and embark on a journey that transforms you into a guardian of the environment and a keeper of tradition.

Interested in applying? Email fill out this form and a representative from CCNC will reach out to you.


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Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Department of Agricultural & Natural Resources

Our mission is to preserve and instill generational stewardship. We work with community members who carry traditional ecological knowledge that better informs the work we do with our water, animal, plant, mineral, and forest resources. The information and insight that we collect from community members is incorporated into a method of work performed and influences the outcome by demonstrating cultural inclusion. This approach is key in preserving our cultural knowledge. It in turn informs the next generation of scientists working in the landscape.

With each new year, the bar is raised on what we can attain through dedication and hard work. Our staff members remain focused on strategic goals that drive their work. We address unforeseen daily challenges with a smile. Our team is committed to providing exceptional services to the Cherokee community.

Conservation Corps North Carolina

Conservation Corps North Carolina (CCNC) is a program of Conservation Legacy that partners with public land managers in North Carolina. CCNC engages motivated young adults, ages 15-30, to complete challenging and impactful conservation service projects throughout the region. Projects may include trail construction & maintenance, habitat improvement, hazard fuel reduction and ecological restoration.

Conservation Legacy is committed to equal access to programs, facilities, and employment for all persons. It is the policy of Conservation Legacy to maintain an environment free of harassment and discrimination against any person based on age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, creed, military service, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or family status, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, physical or mental disability, genetic information or political ideas. Discriminatory conduct and harassment, as well as sexual misconduct and relationship violence, violates the dignity of individuals, impedes the achievement of Conservation Legacy’s mission, and will not be tolerated.

CCNC welcomes aspiring professionals to apply and we invite the full participation of individuals currently being underserved in CONSEVATION career fields. This includes, but is not limited to, individuals from racially and/or ethnically diverse communities, individuals with disabilities, individuals from LGBTIQ+ communities, and individuals who experience intersectionality with one or more of these identities.

Support CCNC During Great Outdoors Month!

Conservation Legacy is celebrating Great Outdoors Month with a special opportunity to support all that we love about nature and spending time outdoors! Join us with a donation today and support our local Corps working on programs to combat the effects of climate change and increase accessibility on trails.

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