AmeriCorps Field Crews serve outdoors restoring habitat, managing natural resources, and occasionally responding to natural disasters or community needs. The Field Crew program prioritizes personal and professional growth while teaching hands-on conservation skills in the field. Members develop technical skills throughout their term while completing challenging and impactful conservation projects. Natural resources projects vary by region and crew location, but may include:
Invasive species management
Stream bank stabilization, erosion control
Trail construction & maintenance
Wild land fire suppression
Projects are in partnership with public land management agencies such as the State Department of Natural Resources, US Fish & Wildlife Service, National Park Service, cities, counties, and trail associations. Projects are physically challenging and team-oriented and occur throughout the Midwest, including urban and wilderness settings.
a monthly living stipend, and an education award at the end of their service.
Northeast Minnesota: Grand Rapids, Gooseberry Falls State Park, Duluth
Central Minnesota: St. Paul, Hanover, Plymouth, Shakopee, Andover, Chaska
Southern Minnesota: Rochester, Mankato
Iowa: Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Cedar Falls
About Conservation Corps of Minnesota and Iowa: Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa, a nonprofit organization and AmeriCorps grantee, engages hundreds of youth and young adults each year in in meaningful service, leadership development, and environmental stewardship. Our vision is a world in which everyone has equitable access to nature, is equipped to succeed in career and life, and is empowered to make a difference in conserving natural resources.
To learn more and apply, visit us online at www.conservationcorps.org