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Single Identity-Based Crews Research: Update from the Road No. 1

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.

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Fence modified for pronghorn migrations

Fencing along a key pronghorn migration route in northeastern Montana is being modified to help the animals pass more easily. About two more miles of fence along Highway 2 are slated to be modified later this summer with a Montana Conservation Corps crew.


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Colorful igloo constructed at local museum

They weren't the real deal, but a group of wanna-be Eskimos gathered at the Children's Museum of Bozeman to build an igloo.

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Bozeman volunteer fights for water quality and cats

By 8 a.m. every Monday morning, volunteer Katherine Boyk, 23, is caring for the cats at the Heart of the Valley animal shelter’s off-site adoption center in Bozeman. Since February 2014, she has spent more 89 hours volunteering for the shelter. As part of the Americorps-sponsored Big Sky Watershed Corps, Boyk also works for the Gallatin Valley Land Trust. She answers the phones, writes grants and organizes meetings and youth educational programs.

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Watershed Wednesday floods Capitol rotunda

More than 20 watershed groups crowded the state Capitol rotunda Wednesday to educate legislators and the public on efforts to improve Montana’s water quality. The Montana Watershed Coordination Council holds Watershed Wednesday during the session to raise awareness and promote programs aimed at clean water. This year’s event coincides with the council’s annual meeting, held Thursday at Montana Wild. Groups like the Clark Fork Coalition, Big Hole Watershed Committee, Friends of Missouri Breaks Monument and others met with a steady stream of visitors learning about projects across the state.

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