Stories from the field
The Corps Network (7/30/20)
Prior to joining RAP, Hannah worked as a Crew Leader for UCC doing urban conservation work. After serving three months as a UCC Crew Leader, Hannah’s Program Director mentioned the opportunity to join RAP. Hannah’s knowledge of the Forest Service was limited to previous trail work, so she was hesitant to dive into a new industry, but she ultimately took the plunge and joined.
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Natalie Whitson, Northwest Youth Corps (10/04/18)
As many know, today’s Conservation Corps owe their ethic of service to the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), which operated across the US from the years 1933 to 1942. The state of Oregon – home to several members of The Corps Network, including Northwest Youth Corps (NYC), Heart of Oregon Corps, and three Job Corps Centers – hosted 61 CCC camps.
Continue reading about the CCC Legacy in Oregon.
The Corps Network (9/27/18)
The USDA Forest Service Resource Assistants Program (RAP) is a rigorous and immersive, paid internship for U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are at least 17 years old. The program is designed for those interested in conservation, natural and cultural resources, environmental management, research and development, and other career opportunities with land management agencies.
Continue Reading about RAP and learn about Britney and Courtney.