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.
UCC AmeriCorps members have committed to a term of service for their country that may range from 3 months to a year. Our members are individuals seeking opportunities to give back, to improve the environment and explore the beauty of Utah's public lands. Field Crew Members live and work outdoors as part of a 5-10 person crew, completing various conservation projects throughout Utah. Crews are trained to use chainsaws and a variety of hand tools to complete projects which may include invasive species removal, re-vegetation, riparian zone restoration, fence construction, fire mitigation work, habitat surveys, trail construction, and more.
Utah Conservation Corps is a program of Utah State University's Center for Community Engagement.
The mission of the Utah Conservation Corps is to develop the conservation leaders of tomorrow.
Our vision is to create sustainable communities and conserve the natural heritage of Utah and the Intermountain west.
We are committed to an inclusive culture of community and service in a safe and positive environment.
•The strong traditions of conservation and stewardship in American Society
•Leadership development and personal growth among members
•Inclusion of underserved populations
•Partnerships to address environmental challenges
•The development of civically-engaged and informed citizens.
UCC provides our AmeriCorps members with opportunities to serve the environment and communities in Utah and the intermountain west. Crew Members live and work outdoors as part of a 5-10 person crew, completing various conservation related projects. Crews are trained to use chainsaws and a variety of hand tools to complete projects, which may include invasive species removal, re-vegetation, riparian zone restoration, fence construction, fire mitigation work, habitat surveys, trail construction, and more. Each UCC crew has a unique season project schedule. Crews may work on one project for the entire season or multiple different projects. Crews may be in the field from 4-10 days in a row. Crews based out of Logan, Cedar City, and Moab camp near their project site for the duration of the project week and generally return to their field office between project weeks. UCC AmeriCorps Members complete critical project work that would otherwise go undone.
AmeriCorps Living Allowance, AmeriCorps Education Award (upon successful completion of term of service), Forbearance on qualifying student loans while in service, Leadership Development, Chainsaw Operator Qualifications through UCC's USFS Saw Program, Trail Construction Design and Maintenance Training, Herbicide Application Training, Networking with Land Management Agency Professionals, Wilderness First Aid Certification, Discounts at select outdoor gear retailers.
The Perfect Fit Would Be...
Love of the outdoors necessary. Must be willing to work hard and be part of a team. General outdoor experience, or a great interest in living and working in the outdoors preferred. Folks that share commonalities with our mission, vision, and values.
Members are responsible for their own housing. Some members will rent a space in town and will live with other members to defray costs. Some members elect to camp and live out of their vehicle for the duration of the season.
Things to Do In the Area
Hiking, rock climbing, trail running, mountain biking, road biking, visiting National Parks, Monuments, Forests and generally exploring public lands in Utah and the intermountain west. UCC has field offices located in Logan, Cedar City, and Moab, UT. Field Crew members may base out of one of these three offices.
Meal Plan Details
No meals provided. Members are responsible for purchasing their own food.