"Developing the Conservation Leaders of Tomorrow Through Service & Education"
UCC is an AmeriCorps program made up of members, staff, and partners dedicated to service to our community and environment. We engage in projects throughout the state of Utah that address goals relating to environmental conservation, leadership, education, and sustainability.
Logan, Cedar City, and Moab UT
About Utah Conservation Corps
The UCC proudly follows in the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) while expanding the national service tradition to more diverse audiences as a 21st Century Conservation Service Corps.
The UCC was developed by a group of committed citizens that formed a steering committee in the fall of 1999 and wrote a successful AmeriCorps grant proposal in the winter of 2000. The UCC began operation at Utah State University's Outdoor Recreation Center with its first group of AmeriCorps members in January 2001.
Since inception, UCC AmeriCorps members have completed traditional conservation corps projects including trail maintenance, habitat restoration, fuels reduction, fence maintenance as well as travel management, habitat, and recreation surveys.
The UCC has been a national leader in expanding the traditional conservation corps model to include AmeriCorps members serving with non-profits completing environmental education (2004), disability inclusive crews (2007), veterans crews (2010), Bilingual Youth Corps crews (2010), and bike crew (2015).
The Employee Experience
Crew Members spend three or six months working and living outdoors as part of a Utah Conservation Corps crew in service to public lands and the communities that surround them. Crew Members are responsible for being a contributing member of their crew, upholding and abiding by UCC policies & procedures, and conducting themselves in a safe and productive manner.
All crew members are trained in safe and proper tool use, project techniques, and outdoor living. Training topics include chainsaw and hand tool use, project techniques, and basic wilderness first aid. Crews complete projects on Utah's public lands related to habitat restoration, invasive species removal, fence construction, trail constructions or forest fire fuels reduction. Weekly project schedules are variable, where crews work 4-10 days in a row and then get off time proportional to the amount of time they have been in the field. Crews spend full-days working outdoors doing physically demanding work.
Crews typically camp during the project week and return to their base field office for off-time. Crews may go home each night when working on local projects. This position is an AmeriCorps term of service that requires a full-time commitment.
Utah Conservation Corps arranges for camping and travel during project time and supplies all tools and safety equipment and uniform tops. Crew Members must provide their own work boots, work pants, and personal camping gear. Crew Members are responsible for buying their own food and arranging for lodging and transportation during off time.
• Great attitude and love of the outdoors!
• Commitment to public lands and contributing to America’s conservation legacy
• Ability to work as part of a small crew, including demonstrated conflict management and resolution skills
• Ability to work hard on physically demanding projects for long hours outdoors
• Ability and willingness to work and camp in remote settings in all sorts of weather conditions
• Ability to maintain personal, physical, and mental health throughout the position
Room and Board
Utah Conservation Corps arranges for camping and travel during project time and supplies all tools and safety equipment and uniform tops. Crew Members are responsible for buying their own food and arranging for lodging and transportation during off time.
CREW LEADER: Wilderness First Responder certification, advance saw and tool training
CREW MEMBER: Wilderness First Aid certification, basic tool training
Getting Here and Getting Around
UCC Provides rigs to and from worksites, but members are responsible for getting to Utah, and their transportation during their off time.