Four SCA NH corps members engage Manchester area high school students in year-round conservation service learning projects through the SCA Manchester Conservation Leadership Corps (CLC). The group meets twice each week during the spring and fall to complete local projects and foster an ethic of civic responsibility. During the summer, SCA Manchester CLC partners with organizations such as the White Mountain National Forest, National Park Service and National Audubon Society. The students and leaders spend two weeks camping and maintaining trails. Through hard physical effort and daily living in a group, participants develop teamwork and leadership skills that will serve them throughout their lives. SCA Manchester CLC’s track record demonstrates that engaging in active conservation work can and does inspire high school students to pursue careers in the conservation field.