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    Native Lands - National Trails, Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps are Project Excellence winners!


    South Lake Tahoe, Stateline, Nevada – The Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals (SORP) is proud to announce the winners of the 2024 Project Excellence and Individual Service Awards, recognizing outstanding contributions to the outdoor recreation profession.

    Source: The Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals

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    Tribal climate leaders come together to share pain, solutions and laughter


    Indigenous people from around the U.S. and Canada convened in Auburn last week, for a summit meeting on tribal climate leadership. Hosted every other year by the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians, the event also includes tribal partners such as environmental groups, researchers and energy developers.

    One of the first panel discussions showcased stories from young tribal leaders. Among them was 27-year-old Aeon Albert from the Hopi Tribe in northern Arizona, who works with the Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps.

    Source: KNKX NPR (National Public Radio)

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    Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps to launch new Wind River Reservation office

    Press Release

    The Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps has announced the launch of a new office within the Wind River Reservation community

    Source: County 10™

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    Restoring Connection to the Land


    Indigenous trail crews empower the next generation of environmental stewards

    Source: Western Confluence magazine

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    ALCC Acoma awarded the Heart of the Land Award for Outstanding Leadership in Farming and Ranching award


    Today on 01/25/2024 the ALCC Acoma program were awarded the Heart of the Land Award for Outstanding Leadership in Farming and Ranching award. The Acoma office’s work on their growing Traditional Farm Corps have focused on restoring local food systems through agriculture, seed, rematriation, & learning traditional knowledge that come from planting.

    Source: Farm to Table New Mexico

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    National Park Foundation Invests $5 Million in Service Corps Programs

    Press Release

    Young Leaders Will Help Parks Become Climate Resilient and Engage Local Indigenous and Tribal Communities.

    Source: National Park Foundation

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    First Voices - Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps Crew 663


    Grand Canyon Conservancy & Grand Canyon North Rim staff sat down with Crew 663 out of Zuni, New Mexico to talk about the work that they had completed on the North Rim.

    Take a moment to learn about their connections to Grand Canyon, to learn about their culture & heritage, and what motivates them in their work and daily lives.

    Source: National Park Service

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    Reconnecting indigenous youth their Land


    Across the Zuni Mountains landscape, ALCC is cultivating the next generation of local land stewards. In what is now known as El Morro National Monument, ALCC crews have spearheaded the Headland Trail project which consists of removing the existing asphalt trail and replacing it with “Sta-Lok” material, which is a paving material made of decomposed granite and crushed stone. The project also includes masonry work, such as foundation setting for trail curbing and retaining walls. This project will increase accessibility for visitors while creating a natural look.

    Source: Zuni Mountain Collaborative

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    Interior Department Announces First Indian Youth Service Corps Grant Awards

    Press Release

    WASHINGTON — The Department of the Interior today announced nearly $3.5 million in 2023 Indian Youth Service Corps (IYSC) grants to eight projects involving more than 20 Tribes and Tribal organizations. These are the first awards for the IYSC, established by Secretary Deb Haaland as a partner-based program designed to provide Indigenous youth with meaningful, Tribally led public service opportunities to support the conservation and protection of natural and cultural resources through construction, restoration, or rehabilitation of natural, cultural, historic, archaeological, recreational or scenic resources. Participants will receive a mix of work experience, basic and life skills, education, training and mentoring.

    Source: U.S. Department of the Interior

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    A new generation preserves tribal land and culture in America’s national parks


    Here in Yosemite National Park, the Yosemite Ancestral Stewards program is an attempt to introduce a new generation of the original caretakers to the land, while creating pathways to employment and career opportunities for Indigenous youth.

    Source: Apple Newsroom

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Support ALCC During Great Outdoors Month!

Conservation Legacy is celebrating Great Outdoors Month with a special opportunity to support all that we love about nature and spending time outdoors! Join us with a donation today and support our local Corps working on programs to combat the effects of climate change and increase accessibility on trails.

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