Community Forestry Corps

Community Forestry Corps

In September 2020, Community Forestry Corps was launched to engage a team of AmeriCorps members in the preservation and revitalization of Minnesota’s forests. Members serve at a nonprofit or public agency with a mission to preserve and protect Minnesota’s environment and strengthen communities, with a focus on preserving and increasing tree canopy. Service includes a variety of activities such as tree inventorying, tree planting events, gravel bed nursery design/construction/management, Emerald Ash Borer management plan development, citizen volunteer recruitment/training/utilization or outreach and education events.

Essential qualifications for serving in the program:

  • Have a passion for the environment and serving your community
  • Must be 18 years of age or older (no upper age limit!) and high school diploma or GED by the program start date
  • Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States

Top reasons that members like serving in this program:

  • Connect to the community and professionals in the environmental field.
  • Gain hands-on experience and pursue career exploration.
  • Earn money for student loans or future education expenses
  • Have a chance to serve alongside other passionate individuals at a community nonprofit or public agency.

Meet a Community Forestry Corps Member

How Community Forestry Corps Creates Change