CONSERVATION "developing the next generation of environmental stewards"

Accomplishing an array of habitat restoration projects throughout the Apalachicola River watershed region such as invasive species removal, hydrologic  rehabilitation, living shoreline installation, oyster reef recovery, water quality monitoring, and pine savanna restoration.

The Conservation Corps of the Forgotten Coast has gained a reputation for quality work,  helping land managers accomplish critical conservation projects while providing young adults an opportunity to learn about environmental issues and challenges. Partnering with the Conservation Corps is a cost effective solution for habitat restoration. It is a win/win situation for the environment, for the crew members, and for land managers by providing meaningful opportunities to complete important natural resource projects. The Conservation Corps of the Forgotten Coast has a successful track record of completing conservation projects on time and within budget.

Types of Projects Accomplished:

  • Design, clear, construct and maintain Apalachicola Nature Trail (1 mile)

  • Repair and maintain "Scipio Creek Nature Trail” (2 miles)

  • Monitor oyster check stations for Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (4,480 hours)

  • Design, construct and install low-impact marsh boardwalks at field test sites for Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (ANERR) (6 each, 24 ft units)

  • Completed Wildland Urban Interface, prescribed fire preparation, at the St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve (SJBSBP) (1.5 miles)

  • Complete Hydrologic Restoration project, low water crossings, at SJBSBP (2 acres)

  • Completed boundary control project at SJBSBP (4 miles)

  • Cleaned and prepared wire grass seed for The Nature Conservancy (TNC)/St Marks National Wildlife Refuge (1200 lbs)

  • Completed Money Bayou hydrologic system restoration with SJBSBP (1.5 acres, .9 mile)

  • Prescribed Burn Preparation at North Spur Land and Waterway for SJBSBP (1 mile, 390 feet)

  • Plow scar restoration at SJBSBP (350 feet)

  • Inspected plow scar area at SJBSBP (8 miles)

  • Relocated large bat boxes at SJBSBP (2 boxes, 16 hours)

  • Completed non-native invasive species control in Apalachicola National Forest (31 acres)

  • Planted Sea Oats on St. George Island as local mitigation project with Franklin County EOC/Duke Energy Foundation (184 hours, 12,000 plugs)

Please contact our offices to discuss additional details about how to partner with us, what services we provide, what it costs for a crew or intern to assist with your needs or to ask other questions about how the Conservation Corps can partner with your agency/organization. Please contact: Joe Taylor, 850-323-0176,

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