Putting Your Term of Service to Use

  • February 25, 2015
  • Posted by Kyle R. Martens

If you’ve ever investigated conservation careers in the West, it probably seems like all the full-time positions are next to impossible to land (no pun intended). Openings will always be competitive, but there is a silver lining.


The Offensive: Battling Invasive Species in the Rockies

  • February 25, 2015
  • Posted by Kyle R. Martens

If you toss out the term alien invasion in Montana, you’re likely to be met with a few cocked-eyed stares. Once determined you didn’t mean Sasquatch or little green men hovering about in the sky, they’d probably go about their business. But what would happen if you added that the intrusion is costing US taxpayers well over $100 billion a year? Well, that’ll turn a few heads.


Bozeman volunteer fights for water quality and cats

  • February 25, 2015
  • Posted by Troy Carter, Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Since February 2014, Katherine Boyk has spent more 89 hours volunteering for the Heart of the Valley’s animal shelter. As part of the Americorps-sponsored Big Sky Watershed Corps, Boyk also works for the Gallatin Valley Land Trust.


Burritos in Hand

  • February 24, 2015
  • Posted by Emily Prag

Even the most monotonous of chores, we find a way to turn into laughter and fun.


The Gates of the Mountains is a very historical area for Montana. It was a major obstetrical for the Lewis and Clark expedition as well as the location of a very deadly fire known as the Mann Gulch Fire of 1949.

Chilling In The Gates Of The Mountains

  • February 06, 2015
  • Posted by Rachel 'Ray Ray' Nelsen

With a sudden change of schedule, Purple Crew was placed in the Gates Of The Mountains Wilderness to help out another crew, the Blue Crew, on the Meriwether Trail.


A glimpse of my world

  • January 27, 2015
  • Posted by Joe Moran - Western Wildlands- Missoula

When you see a yellow flower, blowing in the wind; you see time.


Horse Creek

Into the Backcountry

  • January 27, 2015
  • Posted by Melinda Horne

The backcountry. Back in the country, back from the country, the back of the country. An ambiguous term, to be sure, but it is out there. Somewhere, with a buffer zone belt of National Forest land surrounding it.


The Change in Me

  • January 05, 2015
  • Posted by Kong Yang

I knew joining the MCC would be a challenge, but it was one I needed to take.


Aspens in July

Growing Roots

  • January 05, 2015
  • Posted by Amanda Garant

A complete stranger gave me some advice on the boardwalk of Mammoth Hot Springs in March of 2013


Join the corps, it’ll change your life

  • December 15, 2014
  • Posted by Jasmin Gervin

MCC—three simple words put into a simple acronym that will change your life forever.


The Crew

The 7 People You Have on Your Crew

  • December 15, 2014
  • Posted by Savino Ranallo

Trying to match personality’s within crews is tough, but I did it anyway. I figure everyone has some form of these characters on their crew. These differences make for an interesting season.


100 Trout-in-the-Classroom

  • November 19, 2014
  • Posted by Brandin Krempasky, Big Sky Watershed Corps Member

As part of my term as Big Sky Watershed Corps, I experienced many unique and exciting opportunities in the beautiful area of Big Sky, Montana. One in particular was Trout-in-the-Classroom.


Moving Dirt

  • November 18, 2014
  • Posted by Marla Martin

I underestimated how much you learn about yourself just by swinging a tool and working with your hands. I did not realize how much I would grow just by moving dirt.


Exceeding Expectations: Jovan Vargas

  • November 16, 2014
  • Posted by Kyle R. Martens

Jovan Vargas came to MCC having already served five years in the Army Reserves. Originally from Pennsylvania, she’s also been involved in high-end sales and worked with various nonprofits and government agencies. This fall when she chose to reengage in national service with Veterans Green Corps, she wasn’t just thinking about her own career. She was also thinking about the young people who look to her for inspiration.


Roy Barkley named Partner of the Year

  • November 14, 2014
  • Posted by Kyle R. Martens

Roy Barkley, Recreation Program Manager with the Helena Ranger District of the US Forest Service, was selected for the award for his collaboration and support of an MCC crew during a restoration project on the Meriwether Trail in the Gates of the Mountain Wilderness.


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