What is it like to work at Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa?

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Great Introduction to Conservation Work
Written by Crew Member (Former Employee) from Mankato, MN on January 9, 2018
It's important to learn general practices, terminology, and your own limits if you want to get into the Conservation field. CCMI ensures you're well-trained, and prepared, for common conservation tasks such as chainsawing, backpack spraying, rain-garden building, brush clearing, prescribed burning, and trail maintenance. The job training and requirements - more... stay the same but the types of projects differ with the location, and sometimes requires that the Crew Member be willing to travel and live with their Crew for the four-day week. In Minnesota it's often possible to respond to wildfire , and th ... - less
ProsThree day weekends, paid room and board if traveling, paid living stipend, 40 hour weeks, Personal Protective Equipment provided
ConsWork outdoors in all weather, camping in all weather if traveling during spring summer and fall, no overtime pay (stipend), cannot be in school if full-time
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