YCC memebers built this fence at the Aztec National Monument Corps members from the City of Santa Fe YCC crew help with a controlled burn Harwood Art Center YCC crew create and install a tile mosaic at the Albuquerque Convention Center.

New Mexico Youth Conservation Corps


A meeting of the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) Commission will be held on Friday, June 14, 2019 starting at 8:00 am in the Secretary’s Conference Room on the 3rd floor of the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department, Wendell Chino Building, 1220 South St. Francis Drive, Santa Fe, NM.

The meeting agenda will include the discussion and possible approval related to the new executive director and YCC timeline for the next six (6) months and discussion related to SB 462: Create Outdoor Recreation Division and the Outdoor Equity Fund. A copy of the meeting agenda will be available at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Copies of the agenda may be obtained by contacting Carmen Austin, Interim Director, New Mexico Youth Conservation Corps Commission, 811 St. Michael Drive, Suite 206, Santa Fe, NM 87505 or by phone at (505) 988-9599.

If you are an individual with disability who needs a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter, or any other form of auxiliary aid or service to attend or participate in the meeting, please contact Carmen Austin at least 7 days before the meeting or as soon as possible. Public documents, including the agenda and minutes, can be provided in various accessible formats. Please contact New Mexico Youth Conservation Corps Commission if a summary or other type of accessible format is needed.

Please see meeting agenda linked here: Meeting Agenda


Welcome to the New Mexico Youth Conservation Corps website. Through this site, we hope to provide you with information about our program and how New Mexico's communities are benefiting by putting our youth to work. The Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) was created in 1992 to provide a process to employ the youth in public projects. Participants learn employment skills, work ethics, as well as self-discipline and self-esteem.


Promote the education, success and well-being of the youth of New Mexico through the conservation and enhancement of the state's natural resources and lasting community benefits.


A New Mexico where Youth Conservation Corps members contribute to the quality of life of all New Mexicans.


Together we strive for…

  • Healthy natural resources and lasting community benefits
  • Instilling values of hard work and accomplishments
  • Promotion of education and training


We strive to be...

  • Responsible stewards of the state's resources
  • Positive role models for New Mexico's youth

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