Updates & Stories

Autumn Blooming Wildflowers of Minnesota

By Christopher Paulsen, Three Rivers Field Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member   Along with the gorgeous foliage that Minnesota’s prairies and forests are displaying… Read More

Conservation of rattlesnakes in MN

By Luke Hilleshiem, Rochester Maples Field Crew Member / AmeriCorps Member   Here’s a little history about the population of rattlesnakes. In 1909 the… Read More

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

Weeding to Fall

By Karolyn Preiss, Three Rivers 3 Field Crew Member / AmeriCorps Member   Aspen Seed Beds Earlier in the Summer. Fall is upon us. 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

Celebrating Sustainability: Rethinking National Petroleum Day

By Brent Cordie, Metro Field Crew Member / AmeriCorps Member   Every year, National Petroleum Day is observed on August 27th, celebrating the… 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

Returning to the Buckthorn Site: Later in the Year

By Karolyn Preiss, Three Rivers 3 Field Crew Member / AmeriCorps Member The Three Rivers Forestry and Nursery Crews began their Conservation Corps journey when… 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