If you have ever wondered how to land the dream job of being a park ranger, we have the video for you! Our Corps to Career series highlights federal employees who got their start with ACE. Jessie Snow started with ACE as a corpsmember in Arizona, moved up to an EPIC internship in the Great Smoky Mountains and is now working as an NPS Education Ranger and will be leading an ACE YCC crew this summer while using her education award from ACE to complete her master’s degree! Talk about full circle! Watch the video below for her full story and to experience the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains landscape!
Deirdre Apple was placed at the Red Canyon Visitor Center in Panguitch, UT as a Visitor Center Management Fellow. As an ACE EPIC Fellow, Deirdre was responsible for supporting the management of daily operations of the visitor center, including outreach, education, volunteer management, permitting, budgeting, staffing, and overall visitor services for over 130,000 guests. Upon successfully completing over 640 hours and her internship, Deirdre earned a USFS PLC Certificate. With this certificate, Deirdre was able to apply for her first merit-based federal position, and in December of 2018, Deirdre was hired on as a full-time, permanent USFS employee working out of the same Powell Ranger District office on the Dixie NF. Congratulations to Deirdre!
Leaders in Conservation – Johnny Mantchal
ACE’s Leaders in Conservation – Emily Merlo
ACE is proud to be partnering with LA Conservation Corps and Conservation Corps of Long Beach as part of the Southern California Conservation Corps Collaborative performing environmental restoration projects in the Angeles National Forest. Here is a sneak peek of some of the amazing corps members and crew working on this project. Full video to come! Stay tuned!
Meet Allison Powell. A corps member based out of our Mountain West branch.