The Western Colorado Conservation Corps (WCCC) is a program of Mesa County Partners, a nonprofit organization based in Grand Junction, Colorado. As a 21st Century Conservation Corps, we are accredited by the Colorado Youth Corps Association (CYCA) and The Corps Network (TCN) and we work with AmeriCorps to provide education awards for our Corps members. We work closely with land managers in scenic western Colorado including, Mesa, Delta, Montrose, and Gunnison counties to collaborate on land improvement projects.
WCCC Corps members serve in teams of eight to 10, including one Crew Leader and two Assistant Crew Leaders. In partnership with land management agencies WCCC Corps members work on projects such as: building and maintaining trails, fuel mitigation, fence construction and maintenance, invasive species removal, and habitat restoration.
Western Colorado Conservation Corps has been designated as 1 of 4 beneficiaries from tickets sales to this years Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour. We are hoping to receive anywhere from $10,000.00 to $15,000.00 so that we can purchase another vehicle to help support the all-women’s fire crew.
The Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival is the largest, and one of the most prestigious, mountain festivals in the world. Hot on the heels of the festival held every fall in Banff, Canada, the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour hits the road. With stops planned in about 550 communities and more than 40 countries across the globe, this year’s tour in Grand Junction will feature a collection of the most inspiring action, environmental, and adventure films from the festival.