Updates & Stories

IDEC Internships

By Alyssia Bell, IDEC fellow If you were to ask me what is one thing that I find incredibly useful for college students, I would… Read More

#JustCorpsThings

By Jenny Sherren, Rochester Oaks Field Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member I have come to realize that there are a few niche things that just make… Read More

Preparing Fire Lines

By Alexis Wyss, Arrowhead Field Crew Member / AmeriCorps Member This week in lieu of prescribed burning down in Whitewater, MN due to April showers… Read More

Restoring the Oak Savanna at Yellow Banks

by Austin Godwin, Iowa Polk Field Crew Member / AmeriCorps Member The Polk county crew has been working on a 2 year project at… Read More

Minnesota Flyway Migrations

By Caroline LaBorde, Minnesota Valley Field Crew Member / AmeriCorps Member The Minnesota Flyway supports the migration of over 325 species annually and if you… Read More

Woodlot prep for prescribed burns

By Taylor Karjala, Three Rivers Wildlife Field Crew Member / AmeriCorps Member As the month of April approaches, the window for preparation is slowly… Read More

I’m awaiting my favorite sign of the season

By Ashley Rezachek, Communications Outreach Specialist Individual Placement / AmeriCorps Member placed at MN DNR Scientific and Natural Areas Program. It’s… Read More

A New Start

By Cyrus Bird-Walker, Brainerd Field Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member I’m originally from Maryland, a place not quite as cold as Minnesota. So, it… Read More

Spring is here!

By Madeline Peterson, Anoka Field Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member As my dear friend the Black-Capped Chickadee likes to sing, springs here! Snow is… Read More

Spring in Southeast Minnesota

By Tarryn Hanson, Rochester Maples Field Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member Spring comes early down in the Southern part of Minnesota. Just a few… Read More