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Conservation Corps Crew Member

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Texas Conservation Corps (TxCC) Crew Members partake in a wide variety of hands-on conservation projects throughout their term of service, such as habitat restoration, trail construction and maintenance, park development and clean-up, environmentally sustainable landscaping, disaster mitigation, wildland fuel reduction, and more. Members serve 5- or 11-month terms on a crew with 2 Crew Leaders and 4-8 Crew Members. No previous experience is necessary - all you need to be a member with TxCC is a positive attitude and willingness to work within a diverse crew!

Service Activities

Crew Member activities may include:
• Construct & maintain trails
• Assist with erosion control
• Perform construction & upkeep of public land features
• Removal of invasive plant species
• Partake in wildland fuel reduction efforts and habitat restoration projects
• Maintain vehicles, tools, and equipment
• Camp for up to 10 days at a time
• Deployment by FEMA to help communities impacted by natural disasters such as hurricanes, floods, and tornados

Community Need Addressed

Lack of conservation jobs training programs, large backlog of work needed to improve accessibility and safety of public lands

Position Outcomes

Increased job training for young adults with GEDs and high school degrees, improved public safety and accessibility on public lands


Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training

• First Aid & CPR Certification • FEMA Certifications • Technical & Soft Skills Training • Camping & Travel Opportunities • Opportunity to network with partnering agencies such as Texas Parks and Wildlife, National Park Service, US Forest Service, and more

Education Benefits

Credential or Certification

CPR, First Aid,

Competencies You Will Develop

Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others
Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Operate tools and equipment in accordance with established operating procedures, safety standards, and ethical guidelines
Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently
  • Activity Types Hands On Activities
  • Focus Areas Disaster, Environment
  • Length of Service 5 Months
  • Education Requirements Less than High School Completed
  • Placement Team Placement
  • Service Setting National Nonprofit/Affiliate, Park
  • Weekly Training Hours 20

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