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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

Where Are They Now? Alumni Highlight: Lexi Schaefer

Lexi is an undergraduate student at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, pursuing a bachelors degree in Geoengineering. Lexi served in the Corps in… Read More

Where Are They Now? Alumni Highlight: Leah Dechant

Leah is a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, completing a Master of Science in Geoscience. Leah is also helping complete research about… Read More

Where Are They Now? Alumni Highlight: Jessica Klutts

Jessica is an Environmental Program Analyst at the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Jessica served in the Conservation Apprentice Academy as the Traverse County… Read More

Where Are They Now? Alumni Highlight: Alyson K. Quinn

Alyson is the director of the Minneapolis Nature Preschool, a non profit preschool that provides a nature-based early learning. Alyson has held several roles… Read More

Photos from the Forest

by Jenny Sherren, North District Field Crew Member/ AmeriCorps Member We have less than a month left in our term this year and I am shocked… 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

Where Are They Now? CCMI Alumni Highlight: Michael Wurth

Michael Wurth currently works as Community Engagement Director at Urban Boatbuilders. Michael served in 2012 and 2013 with the Central District Field Crew. Read on… Read More