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Individual Placement Inside Look: Planning Specialist at MN DNR


Andrew Grinstead

Andrew Grinstead

Ever wonder what it’s like to work as an Individual Placement with the Corps? Andrew Grinstead, former Fergus Falls crew leader and current Planning Specialist at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in Saint Paul, can show you. Each placement highlights unique skills while focusing on the mission to work with citizens to conserve and manage the state’s natural resources, provide outdoor recreation opportunities, and to provide for commercial uses of natural resources in a way that creates a sustainable quality of life.

Here is an inside look at some of the projects Andrew has accomplished.

Cuyuna Country SRA Plan Amendment

Andrew coordinated, drafted, mapped, and managed the internal/public outreach for this project from start to finish (aside from some background research from a year or so ago).

Mississippi Blufflands ST Master Plan

Alongside Darin Newman (Former CCM Planning Specialist), Andrew helped draft language, create maps, and organize public outreach.

“It is great to see all of the hard work realized in these two documents.” -Andrew

You can have the opportunity to participate in projects like Andrew! Individual Placement positions are now open. Apply today!