The Nature Conservancy
Commission AmeriCorps State FY 2011
The Nature Conservancy in Oregon proposes to carefully grow our successful AmeriCorps Conservation Team (ACT) formed in 2006. The expanded team, beginning service in January 2012, will include 14 members (up from the current team of 13) located in at least 10 service areas throughout Oregon. Our ACT coordinator, an AmeriCorps alumni, will continue as full-time program coordinator. Team members will implement priority actions identified in the Department of Fish and Wildlife's Oregon's Conservation Strategy to conserve fish, wildlife and natural areas in the state. The AmeriCorps Conservation Team will increase The Nature Conservancy's capacity by participating in direct service restoration projects such as prescribed burning, native plantings, and invasive species removal. The members will coordinate and/or supervise 4,000 hours of volunteer activity through engagement of new and existing volunteers in conservation work and by partnering with local community organizations. The Conservancy is a leader in conservation and can offer in-depth member mentoring and training, and a variety of well-rounded positions that will allow members to serve in meaningful roles in conservation across Oregon.