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Nevada Conservation Corps harnesses the energy and idealism of youth to meet the needs of Nevada public lands and communities. As a federally-funded AmeriCorps program, the NCC promotes ecological literacy through field research and direct conservation service. Our statewide program transcends racial, ethnic and economic barriers by creating a cadre of corps members comprised of diverse backgrounds, drawing a broad-based national recruitment process. By uniting environmental resources from federal, state and county agencies, the NCC provides students and young professionals opportunities to make meaningful contributions toward protecting and conserving Nevada's natural heritage, while also gaining valuable work experience in the natural resource management field.
The Nevada Conservation Corps is Nevada's leading non-profit in advancing volunteerism in the environmental sector and is recognized statewide by all major federal, state, and county environmental agencies as the premier service providers of well-trained, dedicated and hard working volunteers. These partnerships garner over 2.8 million dollars annually in cash match. The Nevada Conservation Corps was awarded the 2001 Golden Pine Cone Award for environmental programming excellence and the Corporation for National Service recently recognized the NCC by awarding the program with a renewed
three year grant of 1.6 million--only 1 of 19 programs nationwide to receive funding in this grant category. Over 2,000 programs applied. In 2005, the NCC won the Governor's Points of Light Award for outstanding contributions to volunteerism in the state, while receiving Congressional and Senatorial recognition from Sens. Reid and Ensign.