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News.bytes Extra, issue 497

SCA members finish summer work with BLM in the Eastern Sierra

Six Student Conservation Association members have completed public lands work projects in California’s Eastern Sierra and have returned to their homes throughout the country.

The crew consisted of college students on summer break from as far away as upstate New York who will return to college. Dubbed the X-Corps, due to the extreme nature of the Eastern Sierra, the crew performed an assortment of stewardship and interpretive activities.

Work assignment locations ranged from Manzanar south of Independence to the Bodie Hills north of Bridgeport. “It’s exciting to see young people be so enthusiastic and engaged about public lands management and work so diligently to improve America’s treasures,” said Bernadette Lovato, field manager for the Bishop Field Office.

The Student Conservation Association is a non-profit group whose mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders, inspire lifelong stewardship of our environment and communities and engage young people in hands-on service through service opportunities, outdoor skills and leadership training.

a crew poses by a truck

- David Christy, BLM Central California District public affairs, 9/1/11

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Last updated: 09-08-2011