Urban Conservation Corps of the Inland Empire
The San Bernardino National Forest Association Urban Conservation Corps is a workforce development program that offers young men and women the chance to serve on our Southern California mountains and become employable citizens through hard work in environmental conservation.
There are two components to the program. The Urban Conservation Corps targets young adults, ages 18-25, from Inland Empire and National Forest communities and the Urban Youth Conservation Corp targets ages 13-17.
Under the program, young people build workforce skills by participating in meaningful conservation projects that promote greater stewardship for our natural world. In addition to increasing job readiness in a way that prepares them for a more successful entry into the workforce, these young people also help the Forest Association in its work to create healthier public lands.
Typical on-the-job duties include:
Natural Resource Enhancement: Tree planting, stream clearance, erosion control, timber stand improvement, trail construction and maintenance, seed cone collection, and wildlife habitat improvement
Landscaping: Plant identification and propagation, planting, sprinkler and irrigation installation, and nursery operations
To learn more about the Urban Conservation Corps of the Inland Empire contact Program Director Sandy Bonilla or call 909-381-2028.