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Texas Conservation Corps a Program of American YouthWorks

Contact Information

1901 E. Ben White Blvd
Austin, TX 78741

(512) 744-1900

Focus Areas

  • Disaster
  • Environment


Texas Conservation Corps empowers young people through conservation, education, service, and jobs training.

  • About Us
    The Texas Conservation Corps (TXCC) is a 21st Century Conservation Service Corps accredited program that empowers young people through conservation, education, service, and jobs training. Participants engage in hands-on projects on public lands, coastal regions, and disaster areas.
  • Our Impact
    TXCC engages young adults in conservation of the natural landscapes of Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi:

    PARK & TRAIL CONSTRUCTION Trail Building, Maintenance & Repair: Natural Surface & ADA Masonry, Stairs, & Retaining Walls Bridges & Armored Crossings, Trail Design Layout & Consultation, Create Interpretive Brochures, Benches & Kiosks

    WATERSHED MANAGEMENT Erosion Control & Bank Restoration, Check Dams & Swales, Aquifer Recharge-Feature Restoration, Creek Clean-Ups

    BOTANY Invasive Species Removal, Licensed Herbicide Application, Plantings & Maintenance, Seed Collection, Greenhouse Work, Flora Surveys & Studies

    FOREST & RANGE MANAGEMENT Brush Management & Fuel Breaks, Prescribed Burning Preparation & Fuels Management, GIS Data Gathering, Input, & Analysis Tree Care, Planting, & Nursery Work, Fence Installation & Repair, Endangered Species & Habitat Restoration

    DISASTER SERVICES Disaster Response On-Call, Volunteer Reception Center, Operations Volunteer & Donations Management, Hazard Tree Removal/Chainsaw, Mucking & Gutting

    COMMUNITY EDUCATION School & Community Gardens, Trail Building Workshops, Volunteer Management

TxCC Hurricane Harvey Deployment

This a short video clip made by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) about AmeriCorps response to Hurricane Harvey.

Positions at Texas Conservation Corps a Program of American YouthWorks

Texas Conservation Corps a Program of American YouthWorks Programs

TXCC - Austin, TX

Texas Conservation Corps' Headquarters is based in Austin, TX. Started in 1993 and was formerly called Environmental Corps before changing to Texas Conservation Corps. Here we operate our Conservation Crews: Conservation & Disaster Crews and our state parks dedicated trail crew, Trails Across Texas. Our Individual Placement program is operated in Austin, we place Individual AmeriCorps members at sites throughout the region where they spend the duration of their term: Sabine National Forest, San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, and Davy Crockett National Forest.

TxCC - Houston, TX

Texas Conservation Corps based in Houston Texas started in the summer of 2016 thanks to a partnership with the Galveston Bay Foundation. Since then our Houston operating site has grown to encompass not only our Conservation Crews but our newly created Harvey Strike Teams and our Clean & Green Program. Harvey Strike Teams, created in September of 2018, address the long term disaster recovery needs of the Houston area after Hurricane Harvey. Our Clean & Green program is in partnership with the Harris County District Attorney's Office and was designed to divert non-violent first time offenders around the justice system and into community service opportunities providing a restorative alternative to traditional prosecution, which benefits offenders and the community.