Summer Conservation Corps

Since its formation, the UBRC and its partners have successfully completed numerous habitat improvement and educational/outreach projects. With professional guidance provided by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and US Fish of & Wildlife Service, the UBRC has been able to employ a part time summer work crew consisting of college students who work together with volunteers to improve habitat and address a variety of stream restoration issues. The Summer Conservation Corps now includes four “river rats” whose employment is managed by project partner, the Montmorency Conservation District.

In addition to the river restoration benefits, this program also helps to serve as an incubator for a new generation of natural resource professionals and volunteers who will be able to use this experience in their future endeavors.