STAFF POSITION OPENING Northwest Field Coordinator  Based in Brainerd, Minn  Apply by July 12, 2015 YOUTH POSITIONS  (ages 15-18) Youth Crew Member 60 positions in the Twin Cities this fall.

STAFF POSITION OPENING
Northwest Field Coordinator 
Based in Brainerd, Minn 
Apply by July 12, 2015

YOUTH POSITIONS 
(ages 15-18)

Youth Crew Member
60 positions in the Twin Cities this fall.

Join alumni and friends of Conservation Corps at our second annual northeast meetup.  July 23, 4:30 p.m., Clyde Iron Works, Duluth Register here. Clean up the historic and beautiful St. Croix Boom Site. Saturday, August 1 9-11:30. Register here.  Keep your eye on our calendar for other upcoming events.

Join alumni and friends of Conservation Corps at our second annual northeast meetup.  July 23, 4:30 p.m., Clyde Iron Works, Duluth Register here.

Clean up the historic and beautiful St. Croix Boom Site. Saturday, August 1 9-11:30. Register here.

 Keep your eye on our calendar for other upcoming events.

Blog
Wildlife encounters: 2nd entry, spiders!

“It’s a horrible monster!” Pete yelled as the rest of our crew (YO2) and YO3 quickly gathered around him.

“What is it, Pete?” I asked.

“It’s a horrible monster,” he said again, pointing to a glove lying on the path.

I looked down at the glove and didn’t notice anything out of the ordinary at first, but as I bent down for a closer look I saw a giant spider scurrying across the mulch-covered pavement. 

Footprints

As an avid hiker and one new to living in the city, I always find paved trails a little boring. A miniature road with rules, boundaries, restrictions and likely social encounters… I’d rather pass. My type of hike is over soil, rocks and streams; discovering places few people have been before. As a conservationist, this leaves me conflicted. I know the importance of staying on the path to keep critical species alive and invasive species out, but I want to see what lies just over the next hill, around the next turn!

Corps News
Youth complete spring term with service projects

To culminate their 11-week service term, participants in the Youth Outdoors program design and implement service projects in communities where they serve. 

Grantmakers support bridges to diverse workforce

Diverse young people are being offered bridges to academic and career paths in environmental science fields where they are typically underrepresented, thanks to charitable grants as well as government support. 

Restoring prairie with fire

“If the conditions had been any different today, we would not have been able to pull off this burn,” said Dustin Looman, Conservation Corps southern district assistant manager. Looman, the lead burn boss at a Dakota County fairgrounds burn in Farmington on May 15, was describing the precision and expertise required to manage prescribed burns, including monitoring wind speed and direction.