HistoriCorps

Golden, Colorado

Award Type: Honor Award

HistoriCorps is a model public/private partnership that puts people to work to save long-neglected historic buildings on public lands. Supported by resources from the U.S. Forest Service, volunteers put vacant and under-utilized buildings back into public use as vacation rentals, recreation facilities, or interpretative sites.

HistoriCorps is a model public/private partnership that puts people to work to save long-neglected historic buildings on public lands. Supported by resources from the U.S. Forest Service, HistoriCorps volunteers put vacant and under-utilized buildings back into public use as vacation rentals, recreation facilities or interpretative sites.

In just their first season working in the field, Historicorps volunteers saved 39 historic structures in four Western states, most of them on U.S. Forest Service lands. Historicorps’ dedicated volunteers repaired historic log cabins, stabilized remote trading posts, and installed green energy systems.