Two weeks ago, I embarked on my first of three road trips this summer. My first road trip covered the upper Midwest region, where I had the honor of visiting: Montana Conservation Corps in Bozeman, MT; Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa in St. Paul, MN; and SEEDS Youth Conservation Corps in Traverse City, MI.
When working for an advertising agency in New York City, Alex Goosmann was in charge of creating content for organizations like World Wildlife Fund and the Nature Conservancy. Unfulfilled with the job, he soon realized that the work his clients were doing was more interesting than the day-in, day-out of creating ads in one of the busiest cities in the world. Alex applied for a field crew leader position at the Montana Conservation Corps, and eventually traded spreadsheets for shovels. Learn about some of his hitches in the backcountry, how the Wild West stacks up to the East, and the important role conservationists play in the current political climate.
Missoula’s Parks and Recreation Department and Kalispell-area trail builders landed two of the larger awards handed out this week in the annual Montana State Parks grants cycle.
Jess Harrell, the program manager for the Montana Conservation Corps, said she's recruiting field crew members for the MCC’s Americorps program.