- 2650 N Montana Ave Ste B, Helena, MT 59601
- (406) 495-9214
Two hundred years ago, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led the Corps of Discovery up the Missouri River up to its headwaters in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Today, the Central Divide Region of the Montana Conservation Corps encompasses these same high plains, great rivers and rugged mountains – with much of the land just as wild and scenic as when Lewis and Clark passed through.
Based from our office in Helena, Montana’s capital city tucked against the Continental Divide, members in the Central Divide region serve in some of Montana’s finest country and in communities with colorful “western” histories. You’ll access trail projects in the Scapegoat and Bob Marshall Wilderness Areas through the Rocky Mountain Front – a dramatic limestone reef rising precipitously from the High Plains just south from Glacier National Park. At places like Grant Kohrs National Historic Ranch or the Pine Butte Ranch managed by the Nature Conservancy, you’ll connect with Montana’s rich ranching traditions.
In the foothills right above Helena, a network of trails accessible vast public lands provides outstanding opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, climbing, and exploration right out your backdoor. Few places in Montana boast stories as colorful as those told in places like Butte – described as the richest hill on earth during its mining heydays – or Great Falls where Lewis and Clark were confronted by a rigorous portage around the mighty falls of the Missouri.
Helena also boasts a vibrant community life with walking malls, unique coffee shops, and bluegrass festivals. Partnerships with community action groups allow members in the Central Divide region to participate in personally fulfilling service projects that make the MCC values of service and citizenship deeply personal – from improving the facilities at a shelter for the homeless to installing conservation measures in the homes of low income senior citizens.
Join us in the Central Divide region and experience all that Montana has to offer from its wildest landscapes to a comfortable community atmosphere in Helena.
A native of Bozeman, Tim Dwyer joined MCC in November 2003. Dwyer brings with him experience from the National Rapid Response Corps, another crew-based program located in Los Angeles, CA. But the big city couldn’t hold his interest so he had to come back to Montana. Tim can be found around Helena playing soccer, fly fishing, biking, and running his dogs.
A native Texan, Greg fell in love with both the landscape and the freedom found in Montana during a spontaneous two-week backpacking trip one summer. Doing everything he could to get back into the mountains, Greg endured both cooking for other employees and selling retail in Yellowstone and Rocky Mountain National Parks the following summers. Greg then joined MCC as a Crew Leader in the Eastern Wildlands in 2005 and since 2008 has been serving as Program Coordinator in the Central Divide region.