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Veterans Learn the Basics About Wildland Firefighting

Ravalli Republic
In his 29 years, Philip Dronet had never seen snow.
 
That changed on this U.S. Navy veteran’s travels to the Bitterroot Valley where he was scheduled to learn about the intricacies of fighting wildfire.
 
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Veterans Help Give Custer Peak Lookout a Face Lift

KOTA-TV
 
A Veterans Fire AmeriCorps Team based in the northern hills has been very busy this summer.
 
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Veterans get wildland fire training to help transition back to civilian life

The Daily Courier

By Joanna Dodder Nellans, This article originally appeared on The Daily Courier

A new program on Arizona’s national forests is trying to help put a dent in the high unemployment rate for young veterans while fostering environmental conservation education.
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The Student Conservation Association's Prescott Veterans Fire Corps relax after a prescribed burn in the Prescott National Forest

Veterans Fire Corps: A Burning Challenge

The Daily Courier

PRESCOTT - For some veterans, returning to civilian life isn’t always easy, but there are ways to make that transition less stressful.

Enter the Veterans Fire Corps, a program designed for veterans who desire to work in conservation-related fields.

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Veterans find work fighting fires

KOTA Territory ABC News

KOTA Territory News

During the summer the risk of wildfires rises, so a six-man crew is doing what it can to prevent that in the Bighorn National Forest.

“We take out the ladder fuels, the fuels that could potentially ignite and then catch the canopy of the forest on fire...Read more

Vermonter wins Presidential award

Burlington Free Press

Wednesday, August 4, 2010, by Nicole Gaudiano, Free Press Washington WriterWASHINGTON — In 1955, Elizabeth “Liz” Putnam proposed having student volunteers help maintain national parks for her senior thesis at Vassar College.She received an A.Wednesday, after spending more than 50 years making...Read more

Vassar students plant 1,000 trees

Poughkeepsie Journal

Carrie Perkins had an idea.

As part of an independent research project, Perkins, a senior biology major at Vassar College, decided it would be a good idea to plant … a forest.

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Vassar Alumna Returns To Help Plant Hundreds Of Trees

WAMC Northeast Public Radio

A 1955 Vassar College graduate returned to campus this week to participate in a tree-planting project as part of an organization she founded.That was a tulip tree getting its first drink after being planted in a 5-acre site at Poughkeepsie-based Vassar College’s 530-acre Farm and Ecological...Read more

Vassar alumna Elizabeth Putnam ’55 receives the 2010 Presidential Citizens Medal at White House ceremony, August 4, 2010.

Vassar Info News

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY—On August 4 in a ceremony at the White House, President Barack Obama awarded Student Conservation Association (SCA) founder and Vassar College alumna Elizabeth Cushman Titus Putnam ’55 the 2010 Presidential Citizens Medal for “performing exemplary deeds of service for her...Read more

USFS Interns in Juneau Receive SCA Award for Outstanding Service

Press Release

(JUNEAU, AK) July 18, 2011- The Student Conservation Association (SCA), the national leader in youth service and stewardship, recently awarded SCA member’s Megan Barnhart and Travis Bushman the SCA Conservation Leadership Award for their outstanding contributions and service to public...Read more

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