Updates & Stories

The Joys of Spring

By Cyrus Bird-Walker, Brainerd Field Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member My crew and I spent several weeks working with The Nature Conservancy doing prescribed burns. 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

Preparing Fire Lines

By Alexis Wyss, Arrowhead Field Crew Member / AmeriCorps Member This week in lieu of prescribed burning down in Whitewater, MN due to April showers… Read More

Where Are They Now? Alumni Highlight: Katey Cobbs

Katey works at North Shore Horizons as a Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Advocate and Homelessness Case Manager. Katey attributes a strong… Read More

A New Start

By Cyrus Bird-Walker, Brainerd Field Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member I’m originally from Maryland, a place not quite as cold as Minnesota. So, it… Read More

Looking Forward

By Jenny Sherren, Rochester Oaks Field Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member I’m back for another term with Conservation Corps! I was happy to… 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: 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