Oregon Conservation Corps
Senate Bill 762 (2021) established The Oregon Conservation Corps (OCC) Program for the purpose of; reducing the risk wildfire poses to communities and critical infrastructure, creating fire-adapted communities, and engaging youth and young adults in workforce training. The OCC grants funding to organizations across the state to aid in reducing wildfire risk to communities while providing workforce training to the next generation of land managers.
Leveraging Public Private Partnerships
When OCC was established, the Oregno Legislature provided $10 million of grant funds and made an additional $1 million dollars available if the HECC raises private funds to match the contribution. The Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) is assisting our mission to raise matching funds by providing a secure platform to donate dollars that can be matched by the state. Donations through OCF are tax deductible and go specifically to support OCC projects.
Oregon Conservation Corps Advisory Committee
The Oregon Conservation Corps Advisory Committee is established within the HECC for the purpose of managing the Oregon Conservation Corps Program.
Find information on public meetings of the OCC Advisory Committee here.
Advisory Committee members:
The Committee is supported by staff of the HECC Office of Workforce Investments.
|Brooke Brownlee, Chair|||
|Jenny Johnson, Vice-Chair|||