Making an Impact in the Walker Basin
Impacting the lives of future generations.
The Walker Basin Conservancy’s AmeriCorps program gives AmeriCorps members the opportunity to make an impact that will last longer than their lifetime. AmeriCorps members will work with the Conservancy to accomplish restoration goals that benefit the Walker Basin—from the river’s headwaters down to the lake. AmeriCorps members will help the Conservancy address four main issues to accomplish our long-term goals.
The Member Experience
Walker Basin Conservancy has a culture of learning.
A culture of learning allows the Conservancy to make improvements that help us better accomplish our mission. The Conservancy provides AmeriCorps members with constant opportunities for self-improvement.
Members of the Conservancy’s AmeriCorps program will be provided with technical and professional training, enhancing their value to future employers.
Hands-on education about topics related to restoration.
Members will have the opportunity to learn about concepts related to restoration in the Walker Basin. Some of these concepts include invasive species control, arid land revegetation, recreational trail construction, and habitat restoration.
Develop skills that will last a lifetime.
Members will have the opportunity to develop and perfect skills that will serve them even after their time with the Conservancy ends. Several of these skills include plant identification, monitoring and data collection, and operating a variety of agriculture equipment.
Grow as professionals.
Members will have the opportunity to learn about the history of the Walker River Basin, the mission of the conservancy, and how we can positively impact the environmental and economic well-being of our local communities. In addition to internal training opportunities, members will have the opportunity to serve directly with, and learn from, professionals in the environmental sciences, natural resource management, and agriculture.
What is AmeriCorps?
AmeriCorps consists of local, regional, and national organizations who are committed to using national service to address critical community needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment. Through their service, AmeriCorps members gain valuable skills, along with quantifiable professional and educational benefits, and the experience has a lasting impact on the members and the communities they serve.