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 three areas:

  • Conservation Projects throughout Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest.
  • WisCorps WORKS, an in- and out-of-school youth work program in 8 Western Wisconsin counties.
  • 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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WisCorps WORKS

WisCorps manages an in- and out-of-school youth employment and skills program in eight Western Wisconsin counties: Buffalo, Crawford, Jackson, Juneau, La Crosse, Monroe, Trempealeau, and Vernon. Through paid work experience and classroom style training, eligible participants learn skills that will help them to become future leaders in Wisconsin’s workforce.

WisCorps, Inc provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees/participants and applicants for employment/ participation without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. We are committed to assuring equal employment opportunity and equal access to services, programs and activities for persons with disabilities. If you have a disability and need to access information in an alternative format, or need it translated to another language, please contact Julie Mitchell, 608-789-4585mitchellj@westernwdb.org or Wisconsin Relay 711.
This program is funded by a Workforce Innovations and Opportunity Act grant through the Western Wisconsin Workforce Development Board, Inc., the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and the US Department of Labor.
Participants must meet all eligibility requirements.

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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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