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.



BLOG: 21CSC – Partners in Improving Public Lands & Waters: CCMI & the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge

Press Release: Bipartisan 21CSC Act Introduced in U.S. House and Senate 6/21/17

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

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

WATCH NOW: 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

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


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