Prescribed Fire interns at The Nature Conservancy's North Shore Field Office near Abita Springs, Louisiana. This internship is through a program of the SCA.
GulfCorps Alumni Prescribed Fire interns at The Nature Conservancy's North Shore Field Office near Abita Springs, Louisiana. This internship is through a program of the SCA. © Christina Wayne

Stories in the Gulf of Mexico

Meet GulfCorps Alumni

These young people joined crews to work on restoration projects across the Gulf Coast. Find out how GulfCorps is shaping their careers.

The GulfCorps program aims to create jobs for hundreds of young adults along the Gulf of Mexico while protecting and restoring the Gulf. Teams of young adults work with GulfCorps to restore the natural features and habitats on critical conservation lands throughout the Gulf of Mexico region. GulfCorps is a collaboration between of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), supported by the RESTORE Council (Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revised Economies of the Gulf Coast States).

GulfCorps has truly been important in my life. First and foremost it taught me passion for the work I do, and that our work is much better when we love what we are doing.

As a direct result of the skills and confidence I built with GulfCorps, I was able to get a job as a technician with one of the best agricultural research institutions in Western New York, Cornell Cooperative Extension.