About WisCorps

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

Conservation Projects

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

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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.

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