Join us in celebrating Veterans Day and learn more about NOAA’s vet corps partnerships employing veterans in the habitat restoration economy.
This Veterans Day, join us in honoring military veterans who have served in the United States Armed Forces and learn how NOAA and our partners work with veterans to build a community of habitat restoration practitioners across the nation. Our conservation and veteran corps community is made up of veterans, young adults, and others. These partnerships recruit, train, mentor, and employ workers to implement habitat restoration projects in support of long-term coastal restoration.
NOAA Veterans Corps: Progress By The Numbers
NOAA’s Veterans Corps partnerships are building on 8 years of growth, supporting habitat and fisheries restoration projects on the west coast.
Learn more about NOAA’s Veterans Corps partnerships
NOAA Fisheries Veterans Corps Turned My Life Around
Army veteran Ryan Shorrow was going nowhere fast—until he found his future in the salmon streams of Northern California.
Learn more about NOAA Fisheries Veterans Corps
These Veterans Have a Mission: This Time, it’s Fighting for Coral
After 2018’s hurricanes in the Caribbean, a team of military veterans put their hard-earned skills toward a different challenge: Restoring storm-damaged corals in Puerto Rico.
Learn more about veterans work restoring damaged corals in Puerto Rico
Engaging Veterans and Conservation Corps to Restore Fisheries and Habitats
NOAA and partners provide job training for young people and veterans through hands-on work experience in on-the-ground restoration projects.
Learn more about our work to engage veterans and conservation corps in restoration projects
Video: Veterans Work to Restore Salmon Habitat
Veterans work to restore salmon habitat in California’s Eel River Watershed.
From The Air Force to Fisheries, a Former NOAA Veteran Intern’s Career Path in Science
Barney Boyer, former Air Force engineer, was our first veteran intern in Washington. He leveraged the internship to earn a graduate degree, then landed at a Michigan environmental agency where he’s keeping the state’s waters clean for fish and communities.
Learn more about a former NOAA veteran intern’s career in science
Mission Abalone: Veterans Build SAFE Environments for Endangered White Abalone
NOAA’s California Veterans Corps program provides post-9/11 veterans with opportunities to protect fisheries resources. It is now engaged in restoring abalone along the California coast.
Learn more about NOAA’s California Veteran Corps program