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Host a Crew

Why host a Conservation Corps field crew?

Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa (CCMI) members value hard work, community service and environmental stewardship. Crews are well-trained, well-equipped, and ready to complete a wide variety of natural resources projects throughout the greater Midwest. Members join the Corps to give back to the community while gaining technical skills and exploring future natural resources career opportunities. Conservation Corps serves government, education, and nonprofit organizations for the common good.

What can Conservation Corps crews do?

Crews complete projects on public lands and/or private lands for public benefit. Projects can range from one day to one week to several months. Crews complete projects such as:

  • Erosion control: Bio-engineering; slope stabilization; cedar tree revetments; coir blanket/roll installation
  • Vegetation management: Invasive species removal; planting; nursery activities; seed collection; shoreline and stream bank restoration; rain garden installation; timber stand improvement; prescribed burning; fire suppression
  • Survey & data collection: GIS/GPS mapping; water-quality sampling and monitoring; tree/plant surveys; fish/wildlife surveys; man-made feature/user surveys
  • Construction and carpentry: Step, retaining wall, boardwalk, or bridge construction; trail clearing and maintenance; basic carpentry; natural resource facility construction and maintenance