“Felling trees, harvesting seedlings, planting. Everything involved trees,” says 2010-2011 alumni Evan Hill. As part of the Three Rivers Crew, Evan’s work allowed him to be a part of every stage of landscaping. A project that stands out was a 2011 stream bank restoration project. Evan’s crew had ownership over the program from beginning to end. “It really felt like our project,” says Evan.
After serving with the Corps, Evan moved to Missouri to get his Master’s Degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences. Having the opportunity to be a Conservation Corps crew leader provided Evan with useful leadership experience during his Master’s program. He appreciates the practical experience he gained, fellow crew members he met and fun he had with Conservation Corps.
Today, Evan works as a Wildlife Programs Coordinator with the Missouri Department of Conservation. There he monitors the Great Missouri Birding Trail, tracking habitat and changes in the environment. He also designed the website for the trail, including a digital map. Check out his work, here!