Updates & Stories

Inspirational Land Stewards

By Cydnee Van Zeeland, Central Field Coordinator If you are a landowner looking to make a positive impact on the environment a conservation easement may… 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

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

Pollinator Palooza

By Mia Makovsky, Clean Water Corpsmember / AmeriCorps Member placed with Dodge Soil and Water Conservation District   [Image Description] A Monarch… Read More

Bugs Don’t Bug Me (Anymore)

By Alexis Jost, Aquatic Invasive Species Specialist Individual Placement /AmeriCorps Member placed at Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Ecological and Water Resources Division. Read More

Restoring resources and changing lives

By Natasha Carlson, Bemidji Field Crew Member / AmeriCorps Member   Work Life I have been in the Conservation Corps (North District, Bemidji, MN) since… Read More

How to Bee Helpful to Pollinators

By Anna Fairbanks, Agriculture and Water Outreach Specialist Individual Placement / AmeriCorps member placed with Cottonwood SWCD   Sunflower from my garden. Spring is here!… Read More

Corps Alum and Business Owner: Kesley Ebbs

Meet Kesley Ebbs, who served a summer term and two full-year terms with Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa. Since finishing his last service term with the… Read More

Mapping and Cut-stumping Buckthorn

By Cyrus Bird-Walker, Brainerd Field Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member Buckthorn is an invasive species originating from Eurasia brought to Minnesota for shrubbery in gardens and… Read More