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Appalachian Conservation Corps

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Appalachian Conservation Corps (ACC) operates and supports locally and regionally based conservation service programs across Appalachia and beyond.

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ACC engages motivated young adults, ages 16-30 (and recent era veterans up to age 35), to complete challenging and impactful conservation and service projects throughout Appalachia. We offer several different types of programming, listed below, and a wide variety of project work. ACC welcomes national applicants, but also emphasizes the engagement of local individuals who represent the communities in which they serve.

ACC’s crews and Individual Placements (IPs) work with land managers across Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Maryland, D.C., and Pennsylvania including the US Forest Service, the National Park Service, the Nature Conservancy, and Green Forests Work. Past projects for our crews and IPs have included trail construction & maintenance, visitor access improvements, habitat restoration, invasive species treatment, historical restoration, visitor education, backcountry campsite monitoring, and much more.

Learn more about our programs

Adult Conservation Crews | Youth Conservation Crews | Crew Leader Development Program | Individual Placements | Ancestral Lands Individual Placement