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    Heinrich, Cassidy: Senate Passes Bipartisan Resolution Designating June 16 as National Service and Conservation Corps Day

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Vice Chair of the National Service Congressional Caucus and the first AmeriCorps alum to serve in the United States Senate, and Bill Cassidy (R-N.D.), Co-Chair of the National Service Congressional Caucus, announced that the U.S. Senate has passed a bipartisan resolution to designate June 16, 2023, as National Service and Conservation Corps Day. Cosponsors of the resolution include U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.), Co-Chair of the National Service Congressional Caucus, Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Vice Chair of the National Service Congressional Caucus, and John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.).

    Source: From the Press Office of Martin Heinrich

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    Wood for Life turns downed trees into firewood for Indigenous communities, teaches job skills


    The roars of chainsaws and ATV engines echoed last week through an area of the Coconino National Forest west of Flagstaff as youth crews collected and processed wood for Navajo and Hopi communities.

    The crews are part of Wood for Life, which worked Thursday afternoon to repurpose downed trees from various forest health and restoration projects into much-needed firewood and building materials for nearby tribal communities.

    Now in its fourth year, the program is the result of a partnership between the Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps, the National Forest Foundation, the U.S. Forest Service and more. This year, Wood for Life also received a $50,000 boost from the Arizona Lottery Gives Back program.

    Source: azcentral.

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    This New Map Highlights How Hiking Trails Intersect With Indigenous Lands


    The map is a just a start to what those involved hope to accomplish. “Acknowledging the land is the very first step, but we have to make progress towards the second and third step of giving back to the land and making sure Indigenous people are at the tables and being properly consulted,” says Kiana Etsate-Gashytewa, a graduate of Northern Arizona University’s Applied Indigenous Studies and Political Science programs and an Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps Individual Placement (IP) of Zuni and Hopi heritage, to lead the mapping project. “That's my hope—and that we fight climate change in a way that we're able to help the land, ecosystems, and wildlife into their natural states.”

    Source: Condé Nast Traveler

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    REI Cooperative Action Fund invests $4 million in nonprofits working to create a more equitable outdoors


    The Fund supports efforts to increase equitable access to outdoor spaces and recreation opportunities, with a specific focus on community-led solutions that bring environmental benefits closer to home for marginalized communities. Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps is a new grantee involved in this incredible Action Fund.

    Source: REI Co-op Newsroom

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    Native Lands, National Trails Indigenous Mapping and Research project


    Native Lands, National Trails (NLNT) is an Indigenous mapping and research project of the Partnership for the National Trails System (PNTS) Created by Kiana Etsate-Gashytewa, an Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps (ALCC) Individual Placement. In collaboration with the Bureau of Land Management, Native Land Digital and ALCC. The Native Lands, National Trails map and resource suite serves as an educational tool for trail organizations, recreationists, and Tribal nations alike to strengthen relationships between the National Trails System and Indigenous communities.

    Source: Partnership for the National Trails System

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    ALCC-Hopi receives Chiefs Award-Wood For Life Firewood Project


    The project provides firewood from small diameter materials in need of disposal to needy families and elderly people in low-income areas on Tribal lands.

    Source: United States Department of Agriculture

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    The Wilderness Tool- Former ALCC Associate Director Shandiin Nez


    Shandiin is a conservationist who used to lead crews with Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps, an all-indigenous environmental group based out of New Mexico. Wielding a crosscut has long been part of Shandiin’s family history. Back in the mid ’30s, both of her grandfathers were crosscut sawyers for a logging company in the Chuska Mountains.

    Source: 99% Invisible Podcast

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    Partnering for Collaborative Conservation in Bears Ears


    For Bears Ears Partnership (BEP), cultural site conservation projects provide the perfect setting for collaborative work. It’s where our Field Program works alongside partners - including Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps (ALCC), Living Heritage Anthropology (LHA) and Woods Canyon Archaeological Consultants (WCAC) - to achieve the shared goals of conserving cultural sites from the impacts of recreation and visitation, while connecting and reconnecting Indigenous communities to the very landscape we collectively work to protect.

    Source: Bears Ears Partnership

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    Bernalillo County supports a new vision for conservation in New Mexico

    Press Release

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., (January 24, 2023) — Today’s vote by the Bernalillo County Commission represents the overwhelming support for a cleaner, healthier and more sustainable future for all New Mexicans by equitably protecting the state’s lands and waters right now.

    Source: The Wilderness Society

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    Revitalizing Cultural Lifestyle through Archeological Preservation

    Kevin Cooeyate (ALCC Zuni) and James Othole (ALCC Zuni) will discuss “Revitalizing Cultural Lifestyle through Archeological Preservation.” Reconnecting indigenous young adults to ancestral lifeways through the service work of the Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps Program. Leading their Nations back to ecological and cultural well-being.

    Source: Archaeology Southwest

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