Become an ACE Partner

Our Partners

Our work and vision are not possible without our valuable partners in conservation. Since 2004, ACE has played an essential role in supporting the missions of land management agencies at the federal, state, and local levels, along with those of many nonprofit organizations. We recruit a diverse membership of highly qualified and motivated participants who often graduate. Our work continues to build on the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) by providing young professionals the opportunity to serve our public lands while completing meaningful hands-on projects in the conservation and environmental fields.

Partnering with ACE is simple. We operate under national cooperative agreements with The National Park Service (NPS), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and U.S. Forest Service (USFS), as well as under state and regional agreements with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Our conservation partnerships with nonprofit organizations operate through a simple agreement or Memorandum of Understanding. As a national conservation corps, ACE is proud to be a key partner of the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC), a private-public partnership with the mission to expand and advance the impact of our work. ACE is also an accredited member of The Corps Network, where alongside other corps programs and management agencies we provide leadership to the corps movement.

ACE strives to be the Conservation Partner, Program, and Workplace of choice. To discuss how ACE can be the solution to your project needs, reach out to us. Don’t see your project listed on our site? We are always expanding our list of services and would be happy to consult with you.

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Program Contact

Chris Jackson
Chief of External Affairs and Partnerships


Partner with Crew

ACE Conservation Crew program offers self-sufficient field crews of 6 to 8 members under the supervision of a trained crew leader. Hands-on learning in a team atmosphere allows members to gain tangible career skills while producing a high-quality product. With additional support from field and office staff, ACE crews are fully-equipped to handle your project needs through all manner of work and weather.

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Crew Project Areas

• Chainsaw and crosscut work
• Developed recreation maintenance
• Erosion control measures
• Fencing construction and maintenance
• Forest thinning and slash piling
• Fuels reduction
• Habitat restoration
• Historical preservation
• Invasive species survey and control
• Planting and seeding
• Pesticide application
• Rock work and rigging
• Trail construction and maintenance
• Vegetation and wildlife surveying and monitoring
• And many more!

Crew Includes
  • Outreach and recruitment
  • 4X4 transportation
  • Food, water, and camping gear with backcountry capability
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Hand tools for trails, fencing, rock work, planting
  • Chainsaws and safety gear
  • Pesticide mixing, application and containment equipment
  • Crew leaders and members certified in Wilderness First Aid (WFA), CPR/AED, S-212, pesticide application and more
  • Members earn biweekly living allowance
  • Members receive AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of term of service

Partner with EPIC

ACE Emerging Professionals in Conservation (EPIC) program recruits recent college graduates for individual placement positions in a wide variety of cultural resources, land management, and environmental fields. Highly qualified members work within their discipline to assist agency mentors while gaining hands-on career experience. ACE staff offers ongoing support and development to meet all of your project needs in the field, lab, museum, and beyond.

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EPIC Project Areas
  • Cultural resources
  • Historic preservation
  • Rangeland management
  • Seed collection and planting
  • Recreation and land stewardship
  • Wildlife surveying and monitoring
  • Fisheries and water resources management
  • Environmental policy, NEPA
  • GIS mapping
  • Interpretation and visitor services
  • Education and outreach
  • Invasive vegetation management
  • Wilderness conservation
  • Forestry
  • Archaeology
  • And many more!
EPIC Includes
  • Outreach to, and recruitment of a qualified applicant pool
  • Direct support throughout term of service
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities
  • Public Land Corps Act (PLC) hiring authority
  • Members earn biweekly living allowance
  • Members receive AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of term of service

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