Conservation Corps New Mexico (CCNM) operates conservation service programs across southern New Mexico and western Texas that engage individuals and strengthen communities through service and conservation. 

Since 1998, Arizona Conservation Corps has worked on projects throughout southern New Mexico. With Conservation Legacy's commitment to supporting locally-based programs and communities, southern New Mexico programming and projects will transition to locally-based Conservation Corps New Mexico operations out of Las Cruces, NM, in order to best serve local communities, young people and landscapes in this region. AZCC will continue to provide operational support into the future. 

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WE CARRY ON THIS TRADITION WITH HARD WORK, DEDICATION AND PRIDE. Conservation Corps New Mexico aims to continue the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930s. CCNM is focused on connecting youth, young adults and recent era military veterans with conservation service work projects on public lands. Our programs promote personal growth, experiential learning and an ethic of natural resource stewardship, along with hard work.

Conservation Corps New Mexico Overview (PDF)

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Have questions? Contact Ben Correll, Program Coordinator via email or 575.202.1365.




This program engages motivated young adults (ages 18 to 25) to travel regionally to complete challenging and impactful conservation and service projects throughout southern New Mexico.



This program provides members (ages 18 to 25) with job skills while focusing on conservation project work, leadership opportunities, personal and professional development as well as support for post-secondary education. 



We emphasize the recruitment and engagement of diverse teams and individuals who learn from each other and their projects in a supportive environment. 


In selecting participants, CCNM encourages all types of diversity including, but not limited to; race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, social-economic, and disability. Conservation Corps New Mexico also emphasizes the engagement of local individuals who represent the communities in which they serve. CCNM intentionally searches for funding sources and program options to support the goal of offering experiences to a wide range of participants. 




• On-the-ground conservation work experience

• Technical trainings and work skills development

• Exposure to potential employers

• Teamwork and leadership skills development

• AmeriCorps Education Award and weekly stipend



• Potential career opportunities for local young people

• Resource to address conservation and community needs

• Work that directly benefits local and regional environments

• Cost effective completion of critical projects for partners