- Larimer County Conservation Corps
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Frequently Asked Questions
What type of projects can I expect to perform with the LCCC?
Projects with the LCCC are performed at high elevations in all types of weather, and the work is physically rigorous. The type of projects you complete depends upon the crew you join.
Here are some examples of what to expect on each crew:
- AgriCorps: Planting, weeding, watering, transplanting, harvesting
- Land: Trail construction/maintenance, invasive species removal, fence construction, habitat restoration
- Sawyer: Hazardous tree removal, fire mitigation, forest thinning.
- Water & Energy: Perform basic home-efficiency assessments to eligible utility customers
- Recovery: River cleanup, debris removal, felling and bucking timber, and rebuilding damaged trails and infrastructures.
Corpsmembers are provided with the necessary training and tools to successfully complete the projects.
What is the work schedule like?
Each crew has a different work schedule, but all crews have similar daily activities such as safety/stretch circle, breaks (including lunch), environmental education and a debrief activity.
- AgriCorps: Part time, 4 days/week
- Land: Full time, 4.5 days/week
- Sawyer: Full time, 4 days/week – 10/hours a day
- Water & Energy: Full time, 5 days/week
- Recovery: Full time, 4 days/week – 10/hours a day
Where do we serve?
Crews serve on public and private lands in Larimer County.
Past projects sites include:
- Arapahoe-Roosevelt National Forest – Canyon Lakes Ranger District
- City of Fort Collins Natural Areas
- City of Fort Collins Housing Authority
- Colorado Division of Wildlife – Bellvue-Watson Fish Hatchery
- Colorado State Parks – Lory State Park
- Filari Farm
- Gardens on Spring Creek
- Happy Heart Farm
- High Plains Environmental Center
- Horsetooth Mountain Park
- Larimer County Natural Resources
- Loveland Housing Authority
- Loveland Parks and Recreation
- Mulberry Community Garden
- Rocky Mountain National Park
- Spring Kite Farm
How is the LCCC funded?
The LCCC is funded through a variety of sources including federal, state, and local agencies, private and public foundations, individual and corporate donors.
Are all projects outside?
Yes, most projects take place outdoors in the summer/fall months with the exception of the Water & Energy Crew. Corpsmembers are expected to be able and willing to work in variable weather conditions. However, if dangerous weather is a threat, we will not subject crews to hazardous working conditions.
Do I need special gear to participate?
Corpsmembers are required to obtain their own olive/brown work pants, sturdy leather work boots, warm layers, rain gear, water bottles and a day pack. The LCCC provides corpsmembers with LCCC shirts, work gloves, safety glasses, hard hats and earplugs.
What kind of supervision is provided?
Crew Leaders provide supervision throughout the day ensuring the safety of the corpsmembers and overseeing work projects. If a crew camps due to project needs, Crew Leaders/Mentors provide 24-hour supervision. All crews are provided with oversight by the Corps Program Coordinator. Each crew has 6-8 corpsmembers, one Crew Mentor, and one Crew Leader.
Will I get to camp?
Currently, Land and Sawyer Crews may camp if the project site is a farther distance from town. Camp out dates vary depending on project sites and duties. Camping equipment is provided by the LCCC but personal gear is also welcome.
What kind of skills do I need to participate?
We welcome participants with a variety of skills and experiences. If you are willing to work hard, stay committed throughout the season and be open to learning new skills, we encourage you to apply.
Crew Leaders and Mentors typically have past experiences leading groups and are familiar with environmental stewardship/education.
What kind of transportation would I need?
Corpsmembers are responsible for getting themselves to the meeting site each day. Our meeting places are typically along bus routes. In the past we’ve met at Front Range Community College and the Foothills Mall. From the meet site, your crew takes a van to the project site. A personal vehicle is not required.
Who do I contact for more information?
To learn more about LCCC, read about each program here:
More questions? Contact us at (970)498-6660 or firstname.lastname@example.org.