A Unique and Rewarding Work Experience
AmeriCorps Member (Former Employee) – Santa Cruz, CA – October 19, 2017
Working for American Conservation Experience was an eye-opening experience in how it put me in an environment that at times forced me to go out of my comfort zone. There was never really a dull moment, whether out camping on our various projects or spending time on our off-days at any of the housing locations, in Santa Cruz, South Lake Tahoe, or Dulzura, California. I met all kinds of new people, and nearly everyone shared interests in working outdoors and meeting new people.
I enjoyed learning new techniques of conservation work, such as those involved in trail maintenance and leaving as little an impact as possible when working in the wild. Each project I was on offered a new place, new faces and things to learn. While the somewhat hectic lifestyle of constantly moving from backcountry areas to the houses was often stressful and never quite certain, I felt that this challenge only gave me more experience and strength to overcome uncomfortable situations.