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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

Why I Joined the Corps

By Madeline Peterson, Anoka Field Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member   I first learned about Conservation Corps through a career fair at my college. I was… Read More

Looking Back on Arbor Month

By Madeline Peterson, Anoka Field Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member   One thing that drew me to Conservation Corps, and to the Anoka Field Crew Leader… Read More

Why do we cut down trees?

Bella Araiza, Recruitment Capacity Building Specialist Individual Placement / AmeriCorps Member   Eastern Iowa Field Coordinator, Brad Lathrop, cutting black locust. Photo by… Read More

Changing Seasons: Changing Projects

by Austin Godwin, Iowa Polk Field Crew Member / AmeriCorps Member This month for the Polk county crew, we have finished up our final burn… Read More

Tis the Season to be Burning

By Cyrus Bird-Walker, Brainerd Field Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member   Spring is among us. Good weather brings fire, so we must prepare our natural… Read More

Anoka Crew’s First Burn

By Madeline Peterson, Anoka Field Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member Clouds of ash billow up from my footsteps. Flames lick the tall grass, coaxed by… Read More

Species Highlight: The American Woodcock

By Tarryn Hanson, Rochester Maples Field Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member During college, the focus of my education was on wildlife and now during my… Read More

Where Are They Now? Alumni Highlight: Jennie Dieterman

Jennie is an entrepreneur and business owner. But before starting a business, Jennie served as a Corpsmember with Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa! First as… Read More

Where Are They Now? Alumni Highlight: Meghan Schwob

After serving as a Field Crew Leader in Brainerd in 2020, Meghan went on to work for the Forest Service, and later the National… Read More