Through our partnership with California Conservation Corps we launched a back country trail crew in northern California that will include veterans. The program is an intense twenty-two weeks in remote areas of public land maintaining trails and learning technical skills.
The crew camps and works outdoors the entire time and gains memorable experiences in some of the most beautiful landscapes in the United States. The crew consists of sixteen members that includes one supervisor and a veteran advocate leader.
Any interested veterans who wish to join this group feel free to become an alternate. Apply by sending a letter of interest to vgc@veterans green jobs.org
- CCC Veterans Back Country Crew
Crew Update Mid-season
The trail crew is moving into the second half of our Back Country Season.
They have successfully completed hitches in Big Basin and Shasta Trinity, and are currently preparing for their move into the Backcountry of Sequoia National Park. Crew morale is high and they are extremely appreciative of the support, training and experience they have had.They still have a ways to go, and plenty of hard days ahead, but in the world of trails there is nothing new about that.
INTRODUCTION TO THE CREW
TO THE VETERANS BACKCOUNTRY TRAIL CREW SUPPORTERS:
We are the Sequoia Veterans CCC Backcountry Trail Crew. We came together two months ago as strangers–a group of Military Veterans, CCC Corpsmembers, and Civilian/Internet Hires. Only the two CCC Corpsmembers had worked trails before, but today we have settled into our fourth camp, ready to clear and maintain recreational trails in Sequoia Nat’l Park. This season we have previously worked in Big Basin State Park and the Trinity Alps Wilderness and Yolla Bolla Wilderness of the Shasta-Trinity Nat’l Forest. We will finish our season in the Inyo Nat’l Forest.
Day by day and week by week we grow stronger together through strenuous work on the trail and community living in camp. We could not have asked for a better group of people with which to face the rigors of Backcountry and to make up our family. Each member of our crew wanted to thank all of you personally. Read testimonials from the California Back Country Trail Crew.