Wyoming Conservation Corps
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A University of Wyoming program that paid students to perform conservation work around the state during the summer months has been put on hold because of financial problems.
CASPER, Wyo. — Tanned, muscled arms stacked boulder after boulder along a dirt ledge on Casper Mountain Thursday morning. The ledge had been rounded off by erosion, time, the mountain’s runoff and meandering hikers.
LARAMIE, Wyo. — Some University of Wyoming students have put away their studies for the summer in favor of shovels, chainsaws and assorted other tools and equipment.
GRASS CREEK, Wyo. -- Armed with wire cutters and chain saws, a team of volunteers spread across the LU Ranch on Thursday to remove a rusting old fence as part of an ongoing effort to improve livestock operations and wildlife habitat.
A member of the Wyoming Conservation Corps takes a chainsaw to an old fence post Thursday as part of a habitat improvement project organized on the LU Ranch by the Nature Conservancy.
Members of the Wyoming Conservation Corps study a map of the 200,000-acre project area in Hot Springs County where partners have teamed up with the Nature Conservancy to improve habitat health.
SARATOGA - A 10-person crew from the Wyoming Conservation Corps has been helping Saratoga residents clean up from flooding by the North Platte River.
Students in the Wyoming Conservation Corps move a bolder into place to build a walkway over a culvert while blazing trails May 18 at Curt Gowdy State Park.
University of Wyoming Conservation Corps student Tyler Dooley makes cuts to a dead bark beetle-infested tree on May 18 at Curt Gowdy State Park.
Wyoming Conservation Corps students learn proper starting procedures for chainsaws from Darrin Lutz, right, at Curt Gowdy State Park in the Medicine Bow National Forest on May 18.
LARAMIE, Wyo. - The Wyoming Conservation Corps is preparing to begin another summer of conservation service projects around the state.
Ali Fleck of Phoenix, Ariz., left, and Max Lasky of Cranford, N.J., working to install a culvert across a trail in Curt Gowdy State park, Wyo. The two were members of the Wyoming Conservation Corps that work during the summer on various outdoor projects on state and federal land throughout t…
Laura Holthus of Littleton, Colo., stacking logs that had been cut by fellow Wyoming Conservation Corps members in Medicine Bow National Park, Wyo. The group was clearing dead trees from a campground. The WCC provides manpower to help the U.S. Forest Service and other agencies complete outdo…
Chris Jolovich of Torrington, Wyo., cutting a felled tree in Medicine Bow National Park, Wyo. Jolovich, a University of Wyoming student, was a member of the Wyoming Conservation Corps, which did work over the summer on outdoors projects, including building new trails in the backcountry, res…
CURT GOWDY STATE PARK, Wyo. — Generations after the Great Depression's Civilian Conservation Corps stamped its imprint on the nation's outdoors, thousands of young men and women are working in Wyoming and the West improving campgrounds, building fences and trails and fixing recreation facilities.
LARAMIE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Conservation Corps has received a $11,500 donation from Devon Energy for a wildlife conservation project the corps completed this summer in Carbon County.