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Learning Lab: 2016-2017

The Learning Lab is currently serving 8 local students, ranging from 13-15 years old. Essential Questions the students are studying in Language Arts and Social Studies this semester include: What is power and who has it?; Who gets what in...

Bandelier Preservation Project

Summer is a busy season at Bandelier National Monument, and Rocky Mountain Youth Corps has recruited and deployed a preservation crew to work alongside park service employees to preserve and protect what is left of the historic pueblos that...

ASLA Tingley Beach

This summer our Middle Rio Grande office has fielded three day crews, one of which was formed through a partnership with the Albuquerque Sign Language Academy and the Albuquerque Biopark to help restore and improve the landscaping around Tingley...

Bureau of Reclamation

With partners including Ancianos, Taos County, the Town of Taos, and the Taos Housing Authority, Rocky Mountain Youth Corps crews have scheduled installations and arrived at homes and businesses to bring water conservation to Taos County. The crews have...

Borrego Mesa Trails

A lesser know effect of the recent Borrego Mesa fire was the blocking of full closure of 24 miles of hiking and horse backing trails in the Pecos Wilderness. The erosion of soils and subsequent blowdown left many ridges...

Santa Fe National Forest Crosscut

Crosscut saw use is known to many as a dying art. To Rocky Mountain Youth Corps’ Fall Crew, crosscuts were an essential tool. With projects in wilderness areas far off the beaten path, the crew learned to make saws...

Hyde Memorial State Park

Beautiful scenery, a quiet setting, and plenty of facilities make Hyde Memorial State Park for Santa Fe locals and out-of-state tourists alike. Located eight miles east of Santa Fe on the road to the Ski Basin, the park is...

Wagon Mound Weatherization

Part of Rocky Mountain Youth Corps’ mission is to “inspire young people to make a difference in themselves and their communities.” We had a wonderful opportunity in Wagon Mound, NM in the spring of 2011 to directly put that...