If you grab yourself a copy of the January UWyo magazine, you will happen upon the article "The Value of Volunteering." The Wyoming Conservation Corps (WCC), Service, Leadership, and Community Service (SLCE), and WYO-Gold were major contributors to the BIG EVENT taking place this past year on October 8th. The BIG EVENT is dedicated to … Continue reading WCC featured in UWyo Magazine
Last week, Evan went up to Jackson to meet Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack and Chief of the Forest Service, Tom Tidwell. Both Vilsack and Tidwell were visiting Wyoming to not only declare their appreciation for the conservation corps but to announce that efforts are being made to fight fires with money from the Emergency Fund rather than … Continue reading Agriculture Secretary Vilsack in Wyoming
Orientation 2015 - Curt Gowdy State Park was a big success thanks to all the leadership of our crew leaders and our fantastic crew members! Our members learned new skills such as bucking and limbing with our chainsaws, how to build International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) standard single track trail tread, rock retaining walls, and four … Continue reading Orientation 2015
Projects ranging from sage grouse habitat improvement near Gillette to conservation work at Devils Tower and constructing wildlife-friendly fences at Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge will be conducted this summer by members of the Wyoming Conservation Corps (WCC). University of Wyoming students will gain valuable experience while developing leadership and outdoor skills on 18 projects, that … Continue reading Work Locations This Summer
When I first hear diversity, my first thought these days is not human, ethnic, or gender diversity but biological. This could be because much of what the WCC does is to help biological diversity seen in our work for habitat restoration, stream banks, beetle kill mitigation, wildlife fencing, and noxious weed removal. Turns out biological … Continue reading Reflection on Diversity
Earth Day April 22, Laramie WY - The WCC exhibited the tool cache in the center of campus. Thanks to the hard work of the crew leaders and Paul Pellissier, we have a tool cache now ready to populate with tools and organization. Paul is now building another tiny house for Laramie and open for future … Continue reading Tiny Tool Cache on Earth Day
For the WCC, especially, risk can become something that entails more danger than the average person encounters. We use sharp tools, drive a lot, go to remote locations, and live in that elements. Therefore, risk management is something we must do consciously and with serious consideration.