The Student Conservation Association, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting environmental education, and the U.S. Forest Service sponsored the Southern Region’s first-ever Roving Forest Management Corps, a young adult crew caring for the nation’s forests. They are currently recruiting for the 2022 crew.
The Roving Forest Management Corps’ crew consisted of one leader and three young adult team members who spent January through May 2021 working on forestry management projects while also gaining exposure to careers in the Forest Service. The team contributed to projects in North Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky. In North Carolina, they supported the Nantahala, Pisgah, Uwharrie and Croatan National Forests.
“The crew was incredibly helpful in supporting our work to further the restoration of longleaf pine,” said Steven Maharrey, silviculturist for the Uwharrie and Croatan National Forests. “They were positive, hardworking and a pleasure to work with. I look forward to working with the next Roving Forest Management Corps crew in 2022.”