Pre tread work

MCC’ers Vs. Mt.Brown, Part 1

  • July 13, 2018
  • Posted by Parker Dean

A challenging week lay ahead of the Glacier Crew on Week 3 as we built trail in the Mt. Brown burn area.

Major Blowout

  • July 13, 2018
  • Posted by George Curtis

After clearing the blowout, which also necessitated the construction of a rock wall, possibly the world’s largest waterbar, and plenty of elbow grease, we moved on to the next portion of the trail. This largely involved retread and building check-steps.

Mountain Weather

  • July 13, 2018
  • Posted by Guest Blogger

The sun beamed down as snow fell from the sparse clouds laid out in the mostly blue sky. “Welcome to the mountains!”

Delightful Journeys

  • July 11, 2018
  • Posted by Kaya Patten

Everything we did this month was unlike any experience any of us have ever had, and in between all of the learning and spotting knapweed and houndstongue we did a LOT of laughing, growing, and exploring.


Plans Can Change

  • July 07, 2018
  • Posted by Todd Harrell

After a disappointing cancellation of a long-planned trip into Spotted Bear in the Bob Marshall Wilderness, a new project arose: a trip into the Payette National Forest in Idaho to spray noxious weeds. Plans can change.


Hitch 1 - Monture Station

  • July 06, 2018
  • Posted by Bonita Pernot

“Most everyone would look around here and think that all of the trees are dead. I see that there is still life in these trees, and know they have a story to tell.”

Back to Back Hitches

  • July 03, 2018
  • Posted by Grace Spella

This exhausting 14 day hitch was sweetened by good company and beautiful natural areas. Next up on our to do list – take some time off, rest our bodies, and look forward to the next hitch.

The crews

Mt. Haggin Project – June 4th-8th, 2018

  • June 28, 2018
  • Posted by Andrea Lielkoks

Located near the historic mining town of Anaconda, Montana, Mt. Haggin still demonstrates the environmental degradation caused by a long history of intense resource extractive industries.

Gumbo and Pulaskis

  • June 28, 2018
  • Posted by Halle Smith

As expected, our hitch in the Salmon-Challis National Forest was nothing short of eventful.
The first few days were dedicated to herbicide application training with the Forest Service, while the rest of our time was spent on Alderspring Ranch, run by our project partners Glenn and Caryl Elzinga. Alderspring is located on national forest land in the remote Pahsimeroi Valley, and is home to one of the largest grass-fed organic beef operations in the world. 

The Conservation Corps Experience

  • June 28, 2018
  • Posted by Emily Kastor

Being a part of a conservation corps crew is an experience that can be hard to express, especially to someone who hasn’t done something like this.

Teal Team Six

  • June 26, 2018
  • Posted by Joshua Haisch

Our hitch was indescribable, full of mystery and awe.

Glacier Crew Glamps

  • June 21, 2018
  • Posted by Parker Dean

On our first backcountry hitch, we were blessed with the opportunity to Glamp (Glorified Camping, in the common speech) by using a NPS Ranger Cabin.

Glacier Crew Hits the Trails for Week 1!

  • June 09, 2018
  • Posted by Parker Dean

It’s week 1 for the Glacier National Park trails crew. Let the New trails, great views, and wildlife ensue!

Day 3 with MCC constructing a fence at Deer Lodge, MT

First MCC Hitch 5/29/18-6/1/18

  • June 05, 2018
  • Posted by Donovan de Leon

The day seemed to fly by as we slowly acclimated ourselves the tenuous but intriguing work at hand. The day seemed to mainly focus on gathering materials and cutting up fallen trees to get the project rolling. Our goal is to create a fence that would not allow for cattle to cross over through the creek creating damage to the flow of water.

Waterfall Selfie- Westside Canyons Crew

It’s a Poem

  • June 05, 2018
  • Posted by Kevin Rossi

Despite the comforts
that I miss
I think I could
get used to this

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