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    New Employment Opportunities to Provide Young Adults On-The-Job Training with our National Forests

    August 1st, 2022 | Asheville, NC - The U.S. Forest Service, Blue Ridge Bartram Trail Conservancy and Southeast Conservation Corps are expanding their partnership to offer a natural resources career development program for fall 2022 for ages 18 to 30 or 35 if a veteran.

    Source: The Southern Scoop News

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    Dirty Jobs: Building Trails; Managing Work Crews

    June 1st, 2022 | Chattanooga, TN - Kelsey Durr likes to think of trail builders as "trail fairies".

    Source: Get Out Chattanooga Magazine

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    2022 YCC Newsletter


    July 14th, 2022 | Chattanooga, TN - Check out what our Youth Conservation Corps crew accomplished in Summer 2022!

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    New Public Land Corps Crew helps mark boundary lines throughout Southern Region


    May 19th, 2022 | Georgia - As part of a 2022 initiative to address less well-known deferred maintenance and aging infrastructure, the Southern Region hosted its first Public Land Corps boundary maintenance crew through a partnership with Conservation Legacy’s Southeast Conservation Corps, an AmeriCorps-affiliated nonprofit dedicated to supporting local conservation programs.

    Source: USDA

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    Southeast Conservation Corps Intern Selected by The Corps Network as 2022 Corpsmember of the Year

    March 8th, 2022 | Chattanooga, TN Press Release: Aaron Conner, a member of Southeast Conservation Corps’ Veterans Fire Corps crew, will be recognized by The Corps Network, the National Association of Service and Conservation Corps, as a 2022 Corpsmember of the Year.

    Source: The Corps Network

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    Hemlocks and Why

    January 3rd, 2022 | There are two dangers inherent in trimming brush, and at the moment I am confronting both of them. The first is physical fatigue, the strains and overuse injuries stemming from bending too much from the back, from swinging too much with the wrist. The second is tedium, a side effect of bending and sweeping for hours in silence with little more than a stiff breeze and the chance of autumn rain for company. The first I mitigate by bending from the knees, using my core, drinking water. For the second, I attempt to create meaning out of monotony. I reach out with the loppers, clip a beech limb, bend to collect it from the ground, toss it into the undergrowth. Reach, clip, bend, toss. The motions build upon each other like waves, or maybe better, like tree rings, or the seasons that etch them into the cross section of each young tree I cut.

    Source: The Field Guide Blog

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