Natural Resources Crews
CCNB’s Natural Resources Program provides young adults with training and work experience that prepares them to become engaged stewards of the local environment and community.
Conservation Corps North Bay acknowledges that we work in the traditional homeland of the Indigenous People of California.
CCNB crews perform the bulk of our yearly fire prevention, vegetation management, and storm preparation. They are indispensable to Marin County Parks, and their staff are knowledgeable and hardworking crew leaders.
We would like to thank Patrick and his crew for the amazing and wonderful work they completed for the community of Novato. Patrick was professional, reliable, flexible and very nice to work with. I heard positive comments from the homeowners as well. I look forward to working with your organization in the future.
I thoroughly appreciate CCNB’s hard-working crew members and supervisors. Without CCNB participation, we wouldn’t have the capacity to achieve what the CCNB team has helped accomplish.
Conservation Corps North Bay is an established leader in natural resources management services across the Bay Area. Founded in 1982, our Natural Resources program has impacted lands in nearly every corner of Marin and Sonoma County, assisting government agencies, residents, and nonprofit partners in meeting their land management goals.
Our services include fire fuel reduction, habitat restoration, invasive species removal, trail construction and maintenance, emergency response, and much more for a portfolio of more than two dozen regular clients. Our intensive program emphasizes safety, quality, and professionalism, with instruction in forestry, native species identification, ecological landscaping, power tool operation, carpentry, and more.
Our crews provide fundamental services throughout Northern California by providing the “people power” needed to implement large-scale projects. CCNB holds a C-27 Landscape Contractor License and our team of staff supervisors have backgrounds as arborists, wildland firefighters, natural resource technicians, biological monitors, and landscapers.
Clearing a Pathway to Sustainable Wage Careers in Fire & Civic Service
CCNB is proud to be a founding partner of the FIRE Foundry. The FIRE Foundry is a career pathway program designed to support community members who have traditionally had limited access to work in the fire service by offering career exploration to strengthen competitiveness for future employment as firefighters or in related careers. The FIRE Foundry works with recruits throughout the entire process of becoming a firefighter from the day recruits begin to express curiosity about this career path and are accepted into the program. In the first phase of the program, recruits earn a living wage working with Conservation Corps North Bay and the Marin County Fire Department, learning the basics of the fire service by conducting vegetation clearance work, home hardening, and public fire prevention education. During this initial phase, recruits work through their prerequisites required for Firefighter 1 Academy and complete EMT training so they are ready to take the National Registry EMT exam. College of Marin hosts the curriculum for the FIRE Foundry cohort, including the fire academy prerequisites, EMR, EMT, and the science-forward fire technology training and certifications. The FIRE Foundry is committed to supporting and mentoring recruits through subsequent phases of the program, which include preparing participants for seasonal employment in the fire service that can lead to eventual full time careers.
Last Year Our Youth Corps...
Diverted 255,000 pounds of bottles and cans from the landfill.
Restored 213 acres of natural habitat.
Reduced fire fuel on 480 acres of public and private land.
Restored and maintained 109 miles of trails.
Diverted 12,600 tires from the landfill.
Ready to Join a Crew?
You can join the Natural Resources Program as a corpsmember and contribute to this important work while building skills and earning money. What are you waiting for?