Rod Thornhill

Corps members learn job skills

The California Conservation Corps may only employ young adults for one to three years, but along the way they learn skills they can use for a lifetime. Auburn’s Christian Valle ...

Corps offers hard work, low pay, miserable conditions and a step up in life

Hard work, low pay, miserable conditions may be the California Conservation Corp’s motto, but corps members at the Placer Center will tell you it’s also a platform for young ad ...

Conservation Corps’ Placer facility faces budget ax

“Job uncertainty” is being added to the oft-repeated “Hard work, low pay, miserable conditions” credo the California Conservation Corps is known for. The uncertainty is ov ...