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Program Partners

Program Partners

Through the OCC Program Partners, young Corps-members have cleared hundreds of acres of forest fuel, protecting critical infrastructure, and creating defensible space around homes throughout Oregon.


“If we are going to move the needle on wildfires and climate change, we need a workforce that’s ready. The Oregon Conservation Corps is a program designed to create fire-adapted communities, while training the workforce of tomorrow.”

Jeff Parker
Executive Director
Northwest Youth Corps


“The work in the Oregon Conservation Corps isn’t being done any other way. Fire chiefs and fire stations don’t have the human power to do this work—and yet their communities need it. Oregonians can take pride in how quickly the state got this program up and running.”

Kai Chotard
Community Wildfire Protection Corps Director
Northwest Youth Corps


“Some of these youth were homeless. Now they have apartments, a steady paycheck, and they’re contributing to the community. There’s an abundance of young people that want this opportunity. We have triple the applicants that we can hire based on the funding.”

Marko Bey
Executive Director
Lomakatsi Restoration Project


“Access to funds would really help to mitigate wildfire events. If we’re not spending it beforehand then we’ll be spending during a fire. And that’s a lot of money.”

Jennifer Case
Natural Resource Specialist
Oregon Department of Forestry
Klamath-Lake District

A State-Wide Effort

The following Program Partners have received grants from the Oregon Conservation Corps to hire youth for their crews throughout the state:

 

AntFarm
Clackamas and Marion Counties


 

Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council
In partnership with
Heart of Oregon Corps
Crook, Deschutes, and Jefferson Counties


Community Services Consortium
Linn, Benton and Lincoln Counties


Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs
Jefferson County

 


 

Eastern Oregon Workforce Board

Baker, Morrow, Umatilla, Union Counties

 


Integral Youth Services
Klamath County


Lomakatsi Restoration Project
Jackson, Josephine, and Klamath Counties


Northwest Youth Corps
Baker, Curry, Douglas, Grant, Harney, Hood, Jackson, Josephine, Lane, Malheur, Umatilla, Union, Wasco, and Wheeler Counties


Phoenix School
Douglas County


Additional Support

The following statewide partners have coordinated with and supported Oregon Conservation Corps efforts:

 

Firefighters United for Safety, Ethics, and Ecology logo

FUSEE
Firefighters United for Safety, Ethics, and Ecology

 


 

oregon department of forestry logo

Oregon Department of Forestry

 


 

Oregon State Fire Marshal's logo

Oregon State Fire Marshal