Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps Partnership

July 20, 2021
Dear Gulch Community,

As an organization, we are constantly finding ways to engage the communities around us, and partnering with the Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps just made sense. They run part of their training for new corps members at our basecamp, thinning the overgrowth in the forest and helping prevent forest fires.

Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps (ALCC) is a corps program based out offices in Acoma Pueblo, Navajo Nation, Zuni Pueblo, Hopi-Kykotsmovi, and Albuquerque. ALCC originally began in 2008 at Pueblo of Acoma, NM as a program model nestled in Southwest Conservation Corps, another program of Conservation Legacy.

Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps established itself as its own corps in 2021. Our program strives to cultivate a new generation of local land stewards. We partner with tribal communities and land managers to accomplish impactful and lasting conservation service projects. ALCC works to build and support sustainable public access, historical interpretation and ecological health. Crews and interns have been working on projects from historical preservation, traditional agriculture, chainsaw crews, hiking clubs, stream restoration, fencing, trail construction, and more. ALCC also aims to incorporate traditional culture and language as part of crew lifestyle and project work.

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