Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps
Ryan Aguilar (he/him/his) comes from the Pueblos of A:shiwi (Zuni) and Kewa (Santo Domingo) in New Mexico. His clans are Corn and child of Frog. Ryan started with Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps (ALCC) in May of 2015 as an Individual Placement based out of El Morro National Monument, NM. This was his first ever conservation corps experience of any kind and quickly realized the positive impacts that it had on him and the communities they serve. With much support, he was able to work with the Zuni Pueblo’s Tribal Administration to start a local ALCC program for their community. From 2016-2020, Ryan developed a local crew program that continues to recruit local young adults to provide service project work. In 2020, ALCC started a rapidly growing Individual Placements Program that Ryan is currently helping to develop as ALCC’s Individual Placements Program Manager. He feels that it is a personal responsibility to learn his culture and professionally every day, to pass that knowledge down to future generations.
An outdoorsman by heart, in his spare time Ryan loves being a family man, hunting, fishing, hiking, gardening, and being a big game hunting guide. Ryan loves spending time gardening and fishing with his wife Erica, and their 2 daughters.