Project Partners

SECC can help you accomplish critical conservation projects while providing young adults from the regional community an opportunity to learn about land management issues and challenges. Partnering becomes a win/win situation for the community, SECC members, and land managers by providing meaningful opportunities for young people while completing important community and natural resource projects.

  • Tree Planting and Seeding
  • Fence Construction/Maintenance
  • Fire Fuels Reduction/Mitigation
  • Urban Conservation Projects
  • Lot/land clearing
  • Internships
  • Disaster Response
  • Trail Construction/Maintenance
  • Historic Preservation
  • Stream Restoration
  • Sign Installation
  • Mining Reclamation/Restoration
  • Invasive Species Management
  • Water Conservation
  • Inventorying and Mapping
  • Parks/Campground Maintenance
  • Trail Assessment



“The SECC crew arrived with Pulaskis in hand. The professionalism and highly training field staff led the youth in numerous projects that resulted in a 25% cost reduction versus having to contract the same amount of work… all while employing local youth and instilling life-long job skills. Wow, this is hands down a fantastic new way of engaging youth in the outdoors, teaching valuable life and professional skills, while accomplishing conservation service in the Southeast.”
Matthew Henry (Ocoee – Hiawassee RD, AZ, US Forest Service)


   "So far, the experience I've had with SECC has been one of the best experiences I've had. During the second week of working as a part of the Urban Archeology Crew, we had a very progressive 5 days. The crew has become comfortable with each other very quickly, which includes embarrassing stories of everyone's childhoods as well as working very efficiently. Everyone in my crew has enjoyed themselves and made everyone else around them feel welcome." - Ashlyn Naylor - YCC 2017