Conservationists begin to remove thousands of invasive trees at the Bear River Massacre site
PRESTON, Idaho — Restoration of the Bear River Massacre site is underway Monday as some 400,000 invasive trees will be removed. It's all part of a process that the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone calls "a healing of the land" and a blessing to have on w...
NP Traveler Special Report: Vegetative Invaders In The National Parks
GRAND STAIRCASE ESCALANTE—Ducking and weaving around branches and avoiding patches of prickly pear cactus, all under a glaring sun in midday heat climbing towards 100° Fahrenheit, the crew scanned the thick vegetation along the Escalante River deep within...
Trying to serve the land in Utah’s sandstone country: A day in the life of a conservation corps member
ST. GEORGE — When Eva Moeltner began her summer with the Utah Conservation Corps, she had never used a chainsaw before. After months of work clearing brush and felling timber in Utah’s backcountry, Moeltner can now wield a chainsaw as easily as she can ex...
Cody Trails Improved By Utah Conservation Corps
The Bureau of Land Management hosted the Utah Conservation Corps this summer for two weeks. During that time, they improved two popular trails near Cody, preserving the landscape and safety of outdoor enthusiasts.
UCC in National News
National Podcast The World and Everything in It recently featured UCC’s Director and AmeriCorps Director in a discussion about how a new National Corps might leverage the Corps model to better meet national and world needs in conservation of our planet’s ...
Building off CCC's legacy, Utah Conservation Corps finds itself soaring in popularity after 20 years
LOGAN — Beginning in 1933 with a camp in American Fork Canyon, the Civilian Conservation Corps spent close to a decade molding and rehabilitating Utah's public lands in ways that left a meaningful impact in Utah's outdoors.
Utah Conservation Corps Celebrates 20 Years of Conservation Service
Utah Conservation Corps is Utah State University’s field conservation program focused on creating a new generation of conservation leaders. The program is celebrating 20 years of hands-on service in Utah’s parks and public lands.
Utah Conservation Corps Responds to Louisiana Hurricanes
The Utah Conservation Corps (UCC) at Utah State University is responding to Hurricanes Laura and Delta that have impacted the Lake Charles area of Louisiana over the past two months. The Disaster Services Unit of AmeriCorps has requested that the UCC depl...