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Updates & Stories

How to Choose the Right Conservation Corps Program for YOU!

By Sommer Meyer, Central Field Specialist / AmeriCorps Member   Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa has NINE different programs for prospective Corps members… Read More

So You Herd About Goat Prairies?

By Sommer Meyer, Central Field Specialist / AmeriCorps Member   Goat prairies go by many names: dry prairies, hill prairies, oak openings, juniper… Read More

Trail Safety Tips: Enjoying Nature Responsibly

By Sommer Meyer, Central Field Specialist / AmeriCorps Member   Going on a hike is a great way to enjoy the beauty of… Read More

We Didn’t Start the Fire… Or Did We? Prescribed Fire vs Wildland Firefighting

By Sommer Meyer, Central Field Specialist / AmeriCorps Member   Oftentimes, Corpsmembers in the Conservation Corps say that the work on fires we… Read More

Top Five Tips to Enjoy the Outdoors Sustainably

By Sommer Meyer, Central Field Specialist / AmeriCorps Member   Being outdoors and enjoying nature can greatly enhance our lives and happiness. However,… Read More

AmeriCorps Service Term, Internship, Job… What’s the Difference?

By Sommer Meyer, Central Field Specialist / AmeriCorps Member   As you scroll through the Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa (CCMI) website, you… Read More

The Circle of Life: Cutting and Planting Trees in Conservation Corps

By Sommer Meyer, Central Field Specialist / AmeriCorps Member   Planting trees is often seen as a very conservation-centered activity, and it is!… Read More

The Call of the Wild-Life: Western Chorus Frogs

By Sommer Meyer, Shakopee Field Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member   Right behind Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store in Jordan lies the… Read More