Ancestral Lands

Ancestral Lands

Ancestral Lands engages Native youth and young adults in meaningful conservation projects on Native Lands.  With programs in Acoma Pueblo, Navajo Nation, and most recently Zuni Pueblo; Ancestral Lands crews have being working on projects from historical preservation, traditional agriculture, chainsaw crews, hiking clubs, stream restoration, fencing, trail construction and more.  The Ancestral Lands program also aims to incorporate traditional culture and language as part of crew lifestyle and project work.

Meet some of our Ancestral Lands Corpsmembers here!

Click here for more information about Conservation Legacy's Ancestral Lands programs.

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Ancestral Lands Lakota VISTA position with Nebraska National Forest

Career Institute Internship Positions based in Chadron, Nebraska (Nebraska National Forest) Open until filled



Acoma Crew Member Positions: 

Ancestral Lands Crew Leader Development Program (Acoma) based in Acoma, NM


Navajo Crew Member Positions:

Chainsaw/Fence/GIS Americorp Crew Member based in Gallup, NM.


Zuni Crew Member Positions:

Ancestral Lands Zuni - Saw/Fence Adult Crew Member based in Zuni, NM.

Ancestral Lands Zuni - Historic Preservation Adult Crew Member based in Zuni, NM



Navajo Crew Leader Positions:

Ancestral Lands Chainsaw Crew Leader based in Gallup, NM

Zuni Crew Leader Positions:

Ancestral Lands Senior Crew Leader based in Zuni, NM


Contact Lance for Navajo programs:
lance@conservationlegacy.org or 505-722-9755 (O) or 505-713-7497 (C)
Contact Aaron for Acoma, NM programs:
aaron@conservationlegacy.org or 505-552-4084
Contact Ryan A. for Zuni, NM programs:
raguilar@conservationlegacy.org or 505-870-0101




“As we concluded our first hitch, we were about 25 times dirtier and 5 times more sore, but we will forever live happily ever after in the land of towering aspens and dust."


•Trail Maintenance & Construction

•Fire Fuels Reduction/Mitigation

•Watershed Restoration

•Desert Restoration

•Mining Reclamation/Restoration

•Tree Planting and Seeding

•Route/Road Closure

•Invasive Species Management

•Fence Construction/Maintenance

•Fire Rehabilitation

•Historic Preservation

•Inventorying and Mapping

•Sustainable/Historic Agriculture

•Weatherization/Energy Efficiency

•Parks/Campground Maintenance

•Disaster Response/Relief


•Water Conservation

Who We Select

SCC seeks applicants who are interested in fully committing to the program, who are willing to overcome any challenges and those who will take advantage of the opportunities, skills and trainings that are offered throughout their term of service. SCC wants those who will benefit from and contribute the most to the program; previous experience is not required for most positions