Conservation at Work!
Our mission: To develop leadership, self-confidence, and a strong work ethic in youth and young adults through the active stewardship of Wisconsin’s communities and natural resources.
WisCorps, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) conservation corps headquartered in La Crosse, Wisconsin that engages youth and young adults in two areas:
- Conservation Projects throughout Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest.
- Nature education programs for schoolchildren, youth, and adults
Under the supervision of an experienced leader, crews of 4 to 6 Corps Members ages 16 to 25 complete high-quality work as they gain technical skills and expand their knowledge of Wisconsin’s natural resources. Corps Members are paid a wage for their work. Projects crews have completed in Wisconsin and throughout the Upper Midwest include:
- trail construction and rehabilitation
- invasive species management
- rock staircase and retaining wall construction
- storm damage cleanup
- prairie restoration
- bridge and boardwalk construction stream bank stabilization
Nature Education Programs
At WisCorps, we believe that environmental and nature education is crucial to the
development of children, youth, and adults through quality learning experiences in nature and with a positive and welcoming atmosphere. Our goal is to foster appreciation and a sense of stewardship for the environment and our natural resources throughout the La Crosse community and surrounding area as a whole. As a result, individuals will develop a deeper understanding of environmental issues and have the skills to make informed and responsible decisions.