The Restoration Corps began in 1999 as a five week high school program conducting desert restoration in Wilderness areas of Southern California. This year, we have 6 crews performing service in California and New Mexico with the Bureau of Land Management, and 2 crews working with the US Forest Service. With volunteer corps members in the field year round putting in over 20,000 hours of service per year, we have facilitated the processes of natural regrowth of thousands and thousands of acres of habitat.
The Restoration Corps believes public interest and involvement is critical to protecting the land. We are taking the lead in educating the public in Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) use issues in order to raise community awareness. Restoration crews are active in environmental education in schools, at community events, as well as organizing our own local volunteer events.
The Restoration Corps' holistic approach to restoration has been very successful in healing the land, and has gained the attention of land management agencies outside the BLM. Our expansion into forest ecosytems, formerly in Inyo National Forest and the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest are perfect examples of SCA restoration that is not exclusively in the desert.
The success of this program is a testimony to the hard work and dedication of the versatile field staff and die-hard members that serve to help protect and restore the environments around them.
Rand Mountains ACEC - CA
Jawbone-Butterbredt ACEC - CA
Kiavah Wilderness - CA
Grass Valley Wilderness - CA
WildCorps - CA