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GrizzlyCorps is an AmeriCorps California program designed by Project Climate at UC Berkeley’s Center for Law, Energy, and the Environment in partnership with CaliforniaVolunteers. Our program sends recent college graduates into rural communities across California to promote regenerative agri-food systems and fire and forest resilience. We aim to expand capacity for organizations working on community resilience and climate action while bolstering the next generation of professionals at the forefront of climate change solutions.

Each year, GrizzlyCorps sends 35 full-time fellows to placement sites in forest and farm communities throughout the state for 11 months. Our fellows have been placed with a variety of host partners and organizations, including cooperative extensions, resource conservation districts, research stations, non-profits, and other community organizations and agencies. Fellows support their hosts through a series of capacity-building projects that aim to improve the impact of their work, build community resilience, and respond to climate change. During their service year, GrizzlyCorps Fellows work on selected projects that promote regenerative agri-food systems and/or fire and forest resilience. Current GrizzlyCorps Fellows are working on projects that range from community outreach, education, and research, to conservation, farmland restoration, carbon farming plans, and wildfire resilience plans, as well as a variety of other fieldwork or administrative projects.

Read more on GrizzlyCorps’ website here.