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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? 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

Take More, Take Less

by Jenny Sherren, North District Field Crew Member/ AmeriCorps Member When completing our wildland firefighting in-person training, we learned the communication technique used on a… Read More

Where are they now? CCMI Alumni Highlight: Benjamin Brehm-Stecher

Benjamin Brehm-Stecher currently works for the U.S. Marine Corps as a Rifleman. Benjamin served in 2016 with the Iowa Field Timbers Crew in Ames, Iowa. Read More

Where are they now? CCMI Alumni Highlight: Kevin Dornink

Kevin Dornink currently works and owns Brothers Up North. They were recently featured by ABC 6 News in Rochester about their work… Read More

Where are they now? CCMI Alumni Highlight: Douglas Todey

Douglas Todey currently works at the Dickinson County Conservation Board as a Roadside Vegetation Manager. Douglas served in 2016 and 2017 with the Iowa Field… Read More

RX Fire: A year in the prairie

by David Minor, Communications Outreach Specialist/ AmeriCorps Member with MN DNR Scientific and Natural Areas through Conservation Corps’ Individual Placement program I find it very… Read More

Here’s What I’m Working on Right Now

by David Minor, Communications Outreach Specialist/ AmeriCorps Member with MN DNR Scientific and Natural Areas through Conservation Corps’ Individual Placement program I feel like this… Read More

Time to say goodbye

by Caroline Fazzio, central district crew leader/ AmeriCorps member As the year comes to a close, so too do the many service terms of Corps… Read More

Late November spiking – and burns!

by Jaleesa Houle, Central Field Crew Leader/ AmeriCorps Member Working outside gets tough when it gets cold, and the month of November was… Read More