Return and Restore: Veterans Work to Restore Salmon Habitat is a new video that tells the story of Nate and Carolyn, two of the veterans that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has trained to monitor and restore habitat crucial for rebuilding threatened fish populations in Northern California.
Many returning veterans have had a hard time transitioning to the civilian workforce because the skills they acquire in the military don’t clearly map to traditional civilian work roles. However, the same qualities of leadership and teamwork that are prized in the military translate well to the work of caring for habitat.
Through this pilot project, veterans receive paid technical training and marketable work experience that are expected to serve as a bridge to a new career in the environmental restoration field.
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