Field Crews serve outdoors restoring habitat, managing natural resources, and occasionally responding to natural disasters or community needs.
The Field Crew program prioritizes personal and professional growth while teaching hands-on conservation skills in the field. Corpsmembers develop technical skills throughout their term while completing challenging and impactful conservation projects. Typical projects include removing invasive species, building and improving trails, stabilizing stream banks/controlling erosion, planting native trees, and conducting prescribed burns. Habitat restoration projects are performed in partnership with public land management agencies such as the State Department of Natural Resources, US Fish & Wildlife Service, National Park Service, cities, counties, and trail associations. Projects vary by region and crew location.
Serving with our Field Crews is a full-time AmeriCorps experience that requires a full-year, six-month, or three-month commitment.
AmeriCorps is a national service program that addresses challenges in our communities through the dedicated service of its members. AmeriCorps members serve directly with nonprofit organizations (like Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa) to tackle our nation’s most pressing challenges. Members join to give back to their communities while gaining a foundation of marketable skills for natural resource careers. All young adults who join our Field Crew program are enrolled as AmeriCorps members, volunteering to serve their community through environmental stewardship.