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The Call of the Wild-Life: Western Chorus Frogs

By Sommer Meyer, Shakopee Field Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member   Right behind Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store in Jordan lies the… Read More

From student to master: My experience in a naturalist course

By Ashley Rezachek, Communications Outreach Specialist Individual Placement / AmeriCorps Member placed at MN DNR Scientific and Natural Areas Program.   It isn’t… Read More

Where Are They Now? Alumni Highlight: Claire Patton

Claire is a Masters student at the University of Nebraska studying Community and Regional Planning. Before that though, Claire served on a Field Crew in… 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

Species Highlight: The American Woodcock

By Tarryn Hanson, Rochester Maples Field Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member During college, the focus of my education was on wildlife and now during my… Read More

The Birdsong 2.0

By Spandan Buch, Metro Field Crew Member / AmeriCorps Member Hi everyone, welcome back to the blog! Before we get to my post for the… Read More

IDEC Internships

By Alyssia Bell, IDEC fellow If you were to ask me what is one thing that I find incredibly useful for college students, I would… Read More

#JustCorpsThings

By Jenny Sherren, Rochester Oaks Field Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member I have come to realize that there are a few niche things that just make… 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