1. “Please reiterate to the CREC crew my appreciation for all the great work they put in. They really worked hard to get the area clean. I was impressed with the motivation and care they all took to get into all the hard to reach areas of the Huachucas. This exceeded my expectations and was a success in all aspects. Thanks again to the crews and the staff for making this another project well done!” - Zac Ribbing Coronado National Forest
  2. Excellent work from the crews: hard working, good attention to detail, and very polite. I would definitely recommend CREC.” - Gregg Garnett, Bureau of Reclamation
  3. “I enjoy working with CREC because you provide well trained, professional people who accomplish a lot of work in a short time frame. The work you accomplish is sustainable for years. Thank you!” - Tammy Pike, Tonto National Forest


  1. The YCC provides opportunities for local youth to serve 5 Coconino County communities each year
  2. CREC’s Youth Conservation Corps program forms bonds. The crew members make lasting friendships, they grow connected to the space around them, they meet outstanding role models in our YCC Mentors, and they interact professionally with our partners in the Forest Service and Parks Service.
  3. YCC instills the spirit of environmental stewardship and public service in local youth. Whether or not they pursue careers in conservation, they will mature into conscious and responsible citizens and active agents in their communities.


  1. The ECC is working to “Green” the new faces of Arizona’s construction workforce, creating jobs and providing training to Coconino County and Navajo nation residents.
  2. The ECC brings resource conservation and environmental stewardship into the home!
  3. ECC graduates are trained, certified, experienced and ready to enter the emerging energy efficiency workforce.

Northern Arizona Conservation Corps

The Northern Arizona Conservation Corps (NACC) is a conservation corps in the tradition of the Civilian Conservation Corps and a career development program for young adults, aged 18-25, interested in conservation and land management.

We partner with local, regional, state, and federal land management agencies such as the National Park Service, US Forest Service, and Arizona Game & Fish, among many others, in order to implement critical environmental conservation initiatives throughout Arizona.

Since 1997, CREC has been providing service and conservation work throughout Arizona. Based out of Flagstaff, crews travel and spike camp throughout the region to complete many different types of projects. We partner on short- and long-term projects and help develop large-scale, ongoing projects.

Projects may include; trail construction and maintenance, forest restoration for wildfire fuels reduction and forest health, construction and maintenance of fences, restoring watersheds and wildlife habitat, eradicating exotic plant species, and building and maintaining recreational infrastructure. Crews can also be trained for special projects to meet the needs of our partners.

Youth Conservation Corps

CREC's Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) is a program designed to introduce Corpsmembers aged 15 to 18 to community service and resource conservation through hands-on project work with a variety of land-management and community partners.

YCC crews work on trails, fire mitigation, and fire restoration, as well as on several projects within their communities. CREC operates five crews each year, in Flagstaff, Williams, Sedona, Fredonia and the Petrified Forest National Park.

YCC is a seven-week summer program. This unique program allows them to give back to the community and environment that they live in while offering them an opportunity to participate in a career field they may wish to pursue.

Every summer starts with a week-long orientation camp experience that encompasses field training, education from experienced professionals from several land management and educational professions, and certifications in CPR and First Aid.

For more information, contact
Judy Tincher - YCC Specialist