The 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC) is a
private-public partnership that engages more than 25,000
returning veterans and young Americans each year to strengthen America’s infrastructure, boost local economies, and multiply returns on our country’s most valuable assets – it’s unmatched landscapes and people.

By putting thousands of people to work on lands, waterways, and cultural heritage sites across the country, the 21CSC:

Builds rural and urban economies by:
1) supporting the recreation, restoration and natural resource economies; and, 2) facilitating in-demand job skills development that business want in young people and returning veterans.

Provides opportunities for all Americans to serve their country
by leveraging the hard work of patriotic Americans in the common purpose of strengthening and preserving the most beautiful country in the world.

Strengthens America’s infrastructure
by investing in America’s unique and vital natural assets that are critically important to hunters, anglers, recreationalists and rural economies.

Modernizes the way government works
by using locally-based, cost effective and innovative private-public partnerships with non-governmental organizations to get things done.



Announcing 2019 winners of 21CSC Champion of the Year Award

RSVP for the Annual P-21CSC Meeting, happening Feb. 11 in Washington, DC 

12/12/19 – Read about the 2019 finalists for the 21CSC Champion of the Year Award

10/2/18 – Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Passes the Late Sen. John McCain’s 21CSC Act

4/18/18 – Recreation Not Red Tape Act Passes in House Committee on Natural Resources with 21CSC Act Included

Watch Speech from 21CSC Corpsmember of the Year Earl Bowman

Watch Video: 21CSC Project of the Year – California Conservation Corps, Save the Sierras

        21CSC Act Passes with Unanimous Bipartisan Support in U.S. House Committee on                Natural Resources 

Read about the 21CSC Champions of the Year for 2018


There are many ways to get involved in the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps.