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.



Press Release: Announcing the 21CSC Champions of  the Year for 2017

Register to attend the Partnership for the 21CSC Meeting, February 2017
Meeting is in Washington, DC – part of The Corps Network National Conference

Read about the 2017 21CSC Champion of the Year Finalists 

Support the 21CSC with Purchase of Corps-themed Apparel from Parks Project!

21CSC Alumni Introduces President at Nat’l Christmas Tree Lighting

WATCH NOW: Feature on 21CSC on CBS Sunday Morning Show

WATCH NOW: Recording of 6/16 Hill Briefing on the 21CSC

USDA and Partners Invest Over $11 million in 21CSC Projects

Toolkit: Help Spread the Word about the 21CSC Act

REI Foundation Announces $1 million investment in 21CSC

Sen. Bennet and John Bridgeland write op-ed in support of 21CSC

21CSC and The North Face “Never Stop Exploring” Campaign

Like the Partnership for the 21CSC on Facebook


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