From the Field • Stories, News + Events
Who Tells the Stories?Individual Placements
January 19th, 2023 | WASHINGTON, D.C. - Read full article: Despite my long history with National Parks, I didn’t realize that I was missing a core personal connection with our public lands — learning about Chinese American history. While I learned a lot about white American history, from the battles of the Civil War to colonial settlement, it was rare that I came across exhibits featuring my own cultural identity or history. But, I didn’t really question it. I just thought there weren’t that many stories to tell. Or perhaps the stories would fall on deaf ears...
Meet our 2022 Environmental Science Intern – Reggie PayneIndividual Placements
July 6th, 2022| RICHMOND, VA- Press Release: Meet Reggie Payne, a current Virginia Commonwealth University student working with the James River Association this summer to assist with the James River Watch program.
Source: James River AssociationVisit Article
Land Steward Individual Placements Pilot Year Coming to a CloseIndividual Placements
March 11th, 2022 | WARRENTON, VA – : Press Release: Emily Stern and Rebecca Budrock, part of the pilot Individual Placements Program in partnership with the Virginia Outdoors Foundation, reflect on their term as the first year comes to a close.
Source: Virginia Outdoors FoundationVisit Article
Appalachian Conservation Corps Intern Selected by The Corps Network as 2022 Corpsmember of the YearIndividual Placements
March 8th, 2022 | HARRISONBURG, VA – : Press Release: Kalen Anderson, former Appalachian Conservation Corps’ (ACC) Werowocomoco project intern, will be recognized by The Corps Network, the National Association of Service and Conservation Corps, as a 2022 Corpsmember of the Year.
Source: The Corps NetworkRead
Indigenous Insight Informs NPS Exploration And Development Of Sacred SiteIndividual Placements
March 5,2021 | Werowocomoco rests atop a bluff on a peninsula in the Tidewater region of eastern Virginia, surrounded by marshlands, fields, and forests. It is a lush and verdant place, rich in plant and animal life—but most importantly, rich in Indigenous history and heritage.
Until recently, the site’s exact location was lost to the memory of the tribes who once inhabited it. Now recently rediscovered, Conservation Legacy and the National Park Service are collaborating with Native tribes to learn more about Werowocomoco, incorporate it into the National Park System, and accurately and respectfully interpret it for future visitors.
Source: National Parks Traveler • Appalachian Conservation Corps • Conservation LegacyVisit Article
Go Rejuvenated - Baileys Trail System VideoNews
November 10, 2020 | VIDEO: What happens to a robust region when a once-thriving industry stops and leaves a community searching for a new identity? For the surrounding area of Chauncey, Ohio, it's growing from the Baileys Trail System. Appalachian Conservation Corps featured on PEARL iZUMi.
Source: PEARL iZUMi • Appalachian Conservation CorpsVisit Article
Appalachian Conservation Corps Joins the Effort to Restore MinelandsNews
September 8, 2020 | Each year Monongahela National Forest works with non-profit partner Green Forests Work, and a host of other partners, on projects to restore a formerly mined area of the Forest on the border of Randolph and Pocahontas counties called the Mower Tract. This year the Appalachian Conservation Corps was added as our newest partner.
Source: United States Department of Agriculture: Forest Service • Appalachian Conservation CorpsVisit Article
COVID-19 Response PlanNews
June 29, 2020 | This will be updated regularly by Conservation Legacy staff with changes or further announcements. Last updated 6/29/20.
The safety of our participants, staff, and partners is our utmost priority. We have activated an Incident Response Team dedicated to addressing the impact of COVID-19 on our organization.
Below you will find updates regarding Conservation Legacy’s response to the emerging concerns related to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
The Beginning of the Baileys Trail SystemNews
May 8, 2020 | After four years of planning, the first 14 miles of the Baileys Trail System are on the ground and set to open to the public on May 30, 2020!
This first milestone was made possible through a 2019 National Forest Foundation REI Partnership grant and a Recreational Trails Program grant, and involved the Athens County Foundation, Wayne National Forest, Applied Trails Research, Appalachian Conservation Corps, Athens Bicycle Club, and professional trail builders.
Source: National Forest Foundation • Appalachian Conservation CorpsVisit Article
Conservation Legacy Brand RefreshNews
April 13, 2020 | Throughout 2019 and continuing into 2020, the Conservation Legacy Communications Team has been analyzing our brand, visual identity, messaging and communication strategies. It has taken the effort of our entire staff to pull together a comprehensive body of research, culminating with our 2020-2022 Strategic Plan. With that, we have refreshed our Conservation Legacy logo and program visual identities.