Updates & Stories

Report From the Fire Line

By Calvin Keibler, Iowa Field Specialist / AmeriCorps Member   When I got the call that I was being sent on my first wildfire assignment,… Read More

Stop and Smell the (Wild)flower

by Kayla Wagner, Central District Field Crew Leader/ AmeriCorps Member   My boyfriend told me once on a walk earlier this summer that he “sometimes… Read More

Meet the Duluth Crew

by Jenny Sherren, North District Field Crew Member/ AmeriCorps Member   The Duluth Crew is one of… Read More

Rest – Recharge – Retreat

by Karissa Vetsch, Youth Outdoors Crew Member/ AmeriCorps Member   A few weeks ago, Youth Outdoors… Read More

Lessons from Nature

by Jenny Sherren, North District Field Crew Member/ AmeriCorps Member It seems to me that nature is a great teacher. Here are some things I’ve… Read More

Camper Cabin Rebuild

by Karissa Vetsch, Youth Outdoors Crew Member/ AmeriCorps Member Living in Minnesota usually means hearing about cabins. Folks visiting their cabins over the summer, putting… Read More

A Day in the Life

by Jenny Sherren, North District Field Crew Member/ AmeriCorps Member One of the questions I had when looking at a position with the Corps was… Read More

What is a Youth Outdoors Crew?

by Karissa Vetsch, Youth Outdoors Crew Member/ AmeriCorps Member Being part of a Youth Outdoors crew is similar to other Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa… Read More

Take More, Take Less

by Jenny Sherren, North District Field Crew Member/ AmeriCorps Member When completing our wildland firefighting in-person training, we learned the communication technique used on a… Read More

Blog About a Bog

by Karissa Vetsch, Youth Outdoors Crew Member/ AmeriCorps Member The last Tamarack Bog in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Have you ever seen a Quaking Bog? I had… Read More