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My Trip to Three Scientific and Natural Areas in One Day

By Ashley Rezachek, Communications Outreach Specialist Individual Placement / AmeriCorps Member placed at MN DNR Scientific and Natural Areas Program.   The late spring days were… Read More

Bladder Bags and Canoes?

By Alexis Wyss, Arrowhead Field Crew Member / AmeriCorps Member This spring I was fortunate to be part of one of the crews serving… 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

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

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

Woodlot prep for prescribed burns

By Taylor Karjala, Three Rivers Wildlife Field Crew Member / AmeriCorps Member As the month of April approaches, the window for preparation is slowly… Read More

Fire Week

By Caroline LaBorde, Minnesota Valley Field Crew Member / AmeriCorps Member   Things are heating up around here! Fire week is the CCMI’s… 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