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Southern California Mountains Foundation

The Urban Conservation Corps of the Inland Empire is ready to help during these difficult times. Please read our post about how we assist you during this difficult time. 


The Southern California Mountains Foundation Urban Conservation Corps of the Inland Empire offers young men and women the chance to better their lives.

Corpsmembers serve in the Southern California Mountains and become employable citizens through hard work in environmental conservation. Meaningful projects build valuable workforce skills that increase job readiness.

Youth from the Inland Empire and National Forest communities can join one of several programs:

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Created in 2006, the Urban Conservation Corps of the Inland Empire (UCCIE) is one of the largest programs of the Southern California Mountains Foundation and is the largest community based conservation corps in the Inland Empire. Each year the UCCIE provides more than one hundred thousand hours of public service conservation work and disaster assistance in all regions of the Inland Empire - urban, suburban and rural - for projects that include:

  • Emergency Response (flood & fire)
  • Natural Resource Protection
  • Forest Restoration
  • Hazardous Fire Fuels Reduction
  • Park Maintenance
  • Recycling Services
  • Interpretive Programs/Community Outreach
  • Landscape Management
  • GPS Monitoring
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
  • Graffiti Removal
  • Trail Building
  • Tree Planting
  • Wildlife Habitat Restoration

Corpsmembers are California residents from diverse backgrounds ages 18-25 years old, organized into crews of 10 members, led by a full-time supervisor and equipped with uniforms, tools and safety gear. You can hire one of our dedicated coprsmembers to assist with your labor projects while promoting environmental stewardship to disadvantaged youth.  Click here for more information our available services.