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    ALCC Staff Red Thunder's Expedition to Mount Everest

    Blog | Field Note

    Five Fremont County college students traveled to world’s highest peak to test climate sensors in partnership with historic all-Black expedition

    Source: WyoFile

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    Secretary Haaland Launches New Indian Youth Service Corps Program

    Press Release

    Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland today joined Tribal leaders, community partners and Indigenous youth to celebrate the launch of the Indian Youth Service Corps (IYSC) and unveil the program’s guidelines. The IYSC is a new partnership-based program that will provide meaningful education, employment and training opportunities to Indigenous youth through conservation projects on public and Indian lands, and Hawaiian homelands – putting young people on a path to good-paying jobs while working to tackle the climate crisis.

    Source: U.S Department of the Interior

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    Ute Mountain Utes look to preserve habitat of native plants

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    The tribe was awarded a $55,000 grant for the ethnobotany project from Great Outdoors Colorado in cooperation with Trees Water & People, Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps, and the Montezuma Land Conservancy.

    Source: The Journal

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    Conservation Legacy receives National Park Foundation grant to support Native Conservation Crews

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    “The National Park Foundation has consistently been one of our strongest funding partners over the years,” said Ron Hassel, Conservation Legacy’s Partnerships Director. “We are thrilled to once again have their support in 2022, and can’t wait to put their funding to action through our conservation corps crews and individual placement interns. We are especially excited about ALCC’s Native Conservation Crew, whose members will continue to help integrate Indigenous insight and perspective into the national park narrative—truly a crucial collaboration.”

    Source: National Park Service

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    Ancestral Lands Zuni Crew Trail maintenance Humphrey's Peak, Coconino National Forest

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    Meet up with the Ancestral Lands Zuni crew as they maintain trails on the highest peak in Arizona and a sacred place to many indigenous people - Humphrey's Peak. Get to know the crew and their dedication to steward this sacred mountain.

    Source: United States Forest Service YouTube Channel

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    Blue corn and melons: meet the seed keepers reviving ancient, resilient crops by Samuel Gilbert

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    In north-western New Mexico, traditional Indigenous farming methods are being passed down to protect against the effects of climate crisis

    Source: The Guardian

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    Full Circle by Karuna Eberl

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    At Bears Ears National Monument, a crew of young men from the Pueblo of Zuni is caring for the cliff dwellings their ancestors built 800 years ago.

    Source: National Parks Conservation Association

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    Ancestral Lands Habitat Restoration

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    March 1, 2022 | Between Oct. 20-24, 2021 the Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps, Grand Canyon Youth and Grand Canyon Vegetation Program staff collaborated on a 2021 National Park Foundation Service Corps grant funded project titled, “Engaging Native American Youth in Habitat Restoration to Increase Recreation Access.”

    Source: Grand Canyon News

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    National Park Foundation Launches New Program Supporting Equity-focused Outdoor Leaders and Organizations

    Press Release

    February 24th, 2022 | The National Park Foundation today announced the official launch of ParkVentures within the organization's Outdoor Exploration initiative. ParkVentures supports programs and activities that help people create and strengthen life-long relationships with national parks, with a focus on communities that have been historically excluded from parks and may not feel a sense of belonging in the outdoors.

    Source: National Park Foundation

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    Jessica Arkeketa’s National Park Service Journey: From a Service Corps Member to a Pathways Student and Beyond

    January 24, 2022 | Jessica’s time with ALCC changed her life. She shares, “I was a little lost before the program and I needed some direction. I was excited for a new beginning but not prepared for what was about to come. Reconnecting with ancestral lands gave me purpose and meaning again.” She found out about Conservation Legacy through her tribe’s Tribal Historic Preservation Office. These offices have many responsibilities and typically advise Federal agencies on the management of Tribal historic properties, supervise when there are archeological digs or prescribed burns on tribal lands, and conduct surveys and inventories of tribal historic properties.

    Source: National Park Service

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