Pittsburgh Conservation Corps

We are the Pittsburgh Conservation Corps.

But the Pittsburgh Community knows us as Landforce.

At Landforce, we hire people who are struggling to enter the market economy, work with them on ecological restoration projects throughout our region, and simultaneously provide training and support that will enable them to find and keep good-paying, permanent jobs.

Google recently awarded us with a $50,000 Impact Challenge grant. This grant is an means for us to grow and expand in the meaningful direction of green technology. We plan to use this additional funding to incorporate training for green technologies to our programming, thereby enabling Pittsburghers from a diversity of backgrounds to work in up and coming green industries.


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Landforce Mission

Working closely with a coalition of public and private agencies as well as a network of greenspace and workforce development experts, Landforce…

  • Recruits, trains, educates, employs and supports traditionally hard to employ adults including those with limited income and education levels, homelessness, or those who are formerly incarcerated and/or military veterans.
  • Facilitates quality land stewardship services such as: invasive plant management removal, vacant lot stabilization, sidewalk repair, staircase and retaining wall repair, trail building, reforestation, garden maintenance, erosion control, tree care/maintenance, riparian zone management, and additional green infrastructure maintenance needs for a variety of land types throughout the city and county.
  • Facilitates meaningful work combined with customized support services for participants using expertise from an array of workforce and human service partners.
  • Establishes a collaborative brand that creates value for all stakeholders and can be both adaptive and enduring.