Corpsmember experiences in this Green Career Pathway include:

Habitat Restoration

Corpsmembers have an opportunity to work on many high-profile restoration projects that we conduct for partners such as the United States Forest Service, National Forest Foundation, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the State of California, and local parks and land conservancies. Activities include, but are not limited to trail construction and maintenance, erosion control, invasive species removal and management, and hazardous fuel removal.

Urban Forestry

The Corps is the prime contractor for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s City Plants program. This marquee tree planting program is one of the Corps’ largest ongoing environmental projects and it gives Corpsmembers experience in tree care and public engagement. Corpsmembers who participate in our Urban Forestry program help to maintain our Griffith Park nursery, deliver trees to residents and educate Los Angeles residents on how to properly plant trees around their home to maximize energy efficiency.

Thanks to grants from the County of Los Angeles and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), our Corpsmembers are planting trees and conducting other greening projects in many of Los Angeles County’s 88 cities.

River Corps

In partnership with the City of Los Angeles and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, our River Corps teams work to restore and revitalize sections of the Los Angeles River. Corpsmember activities include vegetation management and environmental restoration, litter abatement and graffiti removal. These activities are supplemented by education and training sessions covering topics such as watershed habitat, native landscaping, river hydrology, ecology, and water quality management efforts for the LA River.