The Secretary may establish and use conservation centers owned and operated by the
(A) use by the Public Lands Corps; and
(B) the conduct of appropriate conservation projects under this subchapter.
(2)Assistance for conservation centers
The Secretary may provide to a conservation center established under paragraph (1)
any services, facilities, equipment, and supplies that the Secretary determines to
be necessary for the conservation center.
(3)Standards for conservation centers
The Secretary shall--
(A) establish basic standards of health, nutrition, sanitation, and safety for all conservation
centers established under paragraph (1); and
(B) ensure that the standards established under subparagraph (A) are enforced.
As the Secretary determines to be appropriate, the Secretary may enter into a contract
or other appropriate arrangement with a State or local government agency or private
organization to provide for the management of a conservation center.
The Secretary may make arrangements with the Secretary of Defense to have logistical
support provided by the Armed Forces to the Corps and any conservation center established
under this section, where feasible. Logistical support may include the provision of temporary tent shelters where needed,
transportation, and residential supervision.
(c)Use of military installations
The Secretary may make arrangements with the Secretary of Defense to identify military
installations and other facilities of the Department of Defense and, in consultation
with the adjutant generals of the State National Guards, National Guard facilities
that may be used, in whole or in part, by the Corps for training or housing Corps
The Secretary may provide any services, facilities, equipment, supplies, technical
assistance, oversight, monitoring, or evaluations that are appropriate to carry out
The Secretary may provide to Corps participants who reside in their own homes transportation
to and from appropriate conservation project sites.
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