AmeriCorps Service Member with Montana Conservation Corps

“I'm stoked to work with GVLT because I LOVE the community focused projects the trails team works on.”

Nell Gehrke is a Conservation Intern with the Montana Conservation Corps. She is spending her AmeriCorps term of service at Gallatin Valley Land Trust with the trails team. Originally from southern Minnesota, Nell is thrilled to be living in a place with mountains; she is often breathing deep as she adjusts to the increased elevation and the breath-taking views. Nell studied Environmental Studies at Augsburg University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, Nell completed two canoe expeditions down the Mississippi River. After graduating in 2019, Nell worked at a compost cooperative doing public education and outreach and at her local food co-op dishing up veggies. Off the clock, Nell can often be found with her nose in a book or taking her yellow canoe out for a paddle. She hopes you will stop and say hello if you recognize her out on the trail this summer.