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Updates & Stories

Winter Prairie Seeding

By Luke Hilleshiem, Rochester Maples Field Crew Member / AmeriCorps Member   Prairie seeding happens between mid-October until it starts freezing, With the prairie… 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

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

End of the Summer Season

 By Tarryn Hanson, Rochester Maples Field Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member   The remaining black-cap raspberries we didn’t pick. These are underripe and will be… Read More

Prairie Restoration and Pocket-sized Toads

By Madeline Peterson, Anoka Field Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member   Summer is in full swing! The days are long and hot, and there’s a lot… Read More

Prairies

Bella Araiza, Recruitment Capacity Building Specialist Individual Placement / AmeriCorps Member Conservation Corps Member in the Loess Hills Prairie Let’s talk about prairies. 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

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

Restoring the Oak Savanna at Yellow Banks

by Austin Godwin, Iowa Polk Field Crew Member / AmeriCorps Member The Polk county crew has been working on a 2 year project at… Read More