Texas Conservation Corps (TxCC) is a 21st Century Conservation Service Corps accredited program that empowers young people through AmeriCorps service, conservation, education, and jobs training.
We recruit people who have a passion for the environment and working outdoors, and an interest in gaining new skill sets and experiences – no experience is required to join our program. Participants engage in hands-on projects on public lands, coastal regions, and disaster areas throughout the natural landscapes of Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.
Texas Conservation Corps crews complete disaster mitigation, habitat restoration, trail projects, and provide disaster relief for the community and partners throughout Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas.
Every crew consists of two Crew Leaders, and eight Crew Members. All of our Adult Crews work a similar schedule; either completing local work, or going on hitch to complete 10 day long projects (please visit our Schedules & Hitch page for more information).
Crews are funded by several partners: The Corps Network, OneStar, and The Corporation for National and Community Service.
Conservation & Disaster Crews: based out of our Austin and Houston operating sites
Trails Across Texas: Texas State Parks dedicated trail crew based out of the Austin operating site
In partnership with the US Forest Service & National Park Service, TxCC sends Crew Leaders to various collaborating locations to assist with running a Youth Conservation Corps crew. Crew Leaders will work and live in the National Forest or National Park for the duration of the term, performing habitat restoration, trail building and other conservation practices. Crew Members are high school students (typically 15-18) and are recruited by the partner sites from the local area.
This program is for current high school students and recent high school graduates to spend a summer working on conservation projects throughout the City of Austin and Travis County or City of Houston and Harris County. Members will work on trail improvement and habitat restoration projects led by two adult Crew Leaders. Opportunities for travel and camping will be provided. Crews will focus on building conservation skills and engaging in environmental education. The program works in partnership with several agencies and organizations dedicated to serving youth and the environment.
|YCC & Summer Youth Crew Leaders: 21-28||Summer Youth Crew Members: 17-21|
|Term: May 2019 – early August 2019||Term: June 2019 – early August 2019|
|Accepting applications in February & March||Accepting applications March – June|
For more information contact Annie Stencil – [email protected]
Texas Conservation Corps is proud to announce the creation of our Harvey Strike Teams! In partnership with JPMorgan Chase, we will have two teams work throughout the Houston metro area repairing low-income homes affected by Hurricane Harvey.
The Harvey Strike Teams will be based out of our Houston operating site, and work a Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm schedule.
These teams will receive FEMA, OSHA, and NCCER certifications during their term of service.
TxCC provides trained crews to help accomplish your conservation project needs and provides young adults opportunities to learn about land management issues and challenges.
For more than twenty years, we have provided a valuable workforce to partnering agencies such as: the US Forest Service, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Bureau Of Reclamation, and many other public and private entities.