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Updates & Stories

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

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