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 special meeting of the New Mexico Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) Commission will be held at 11 a.m. on March 28, 2019 in the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resource Department’s Office of the Secretary Conference Room on the 3rd floor of the Wendell Chino Building. The address is 1220 St. Francis Drive, Santa Fe, NM 87505. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss and possibly approve the appointment of an interim Executive Director of YCC.

A copy of the agenda will be available at least 72 hours before the meeting on the Commission’s website, http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/YCC/, or by contacting Beth Wojahn at 476-3226.

If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter, or any other form of auxiliary aid or service to attend or participate in the hearing or meeting, please contact Kristine Sanchez at 505-988-9599 as soon as possible. Public documents, including the agenda and minutes, can be provided in various accessible formats. Please contact Beth Wojahn at 476-3226 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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