Bitterroot Mountains

I have never done this sort of work before…

  • July 03, 2017
  • Posted by Maggie Burnham

I’m not going to lie and say I knew just what to expect when I started. I knew that I’d be spending the summer doing work to benefit the natural areas around Montana, and that was good enough for me.

Teddy Roosevelt National Park, Little Mo Trail

  • July 02, 2017
  • Posted by Alea Stutz

Three days working on the Little Mo Nature Trail.

Fence Building at Canyon Ferry

  • July 01, 2017
  • Posted by Nate Hess

From June 26-29, our crew headed just outside of Helena, Montana for a fencing project with the BLM. Our main focus was to set up a fencing line to separate private and public land.

Glacier MCC Crew

  • June 30, 2017
  • Posted by Anton Horowitz

Short Poem of Glacier MCC crew.

Time Passers

  • June 30, 2017
  • Posted by Rosalie Sharp

So far my crew and I have been in the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness for 6 days, and we’ve already broken out a bunch of time passers as we cleared the #4 trail on the way into Moose Creek Ranger Station.  Contact, would you rather, is it more like a cat or a pancake?, and riddles are all good ones.

Maah Daah Hey Trail

  • June 29, 2017
  • Posted by Alea Stutz

MCC crew 7’s first “real” hitch, featuring waist-high tread and pig squeals.

Brush saw work gets a thumbs up

Brand New Tub of Butter

  • June 28, 2017
  • Posted by Kayti Lavicky

This hitch was particularly exciting, because it was the first time that our crew has been together in its entirety since the season began.  As the days passed we continued to grow together and cultivate not only a stronger team dynamic, but also a deeper appreciation for hard work.

Kyle and Shelby, ready to take down some junipers!

Restoring sage grouse habitat

  • June 26, 2017
  • Posted by Guest Blogger

My crew and I had an eventful 9 days in Idaho, time that I’m sure we won’t be forgetting anytime soon.

A Sense of Place

  • June 24, 2017
  • Posted by Mark Strayer

Making a new home, finding your place in an old place new to you, is something worth experiencing in life.

Veteran Crews Complete Fire Guard School

  • June 22, 2017
  • Posted by Nate Hess

Both crews of the Veteran Green Corps completed firefighting guard school over the week of the 12th of June. This makes both crews fully qualified to combat wildfires.

Smile for the Camera

Log Gulch Trail Work

  • June 21, 2017
  • Posted by Andy Reimanis

After four 10-hour days, trail work is a lot harder than expected. From 6/5-6/8, we widened a game trail so it could be made visible from the campground. The days were long, but the satisfaction of finishing a physically demanding job is very rewarding.

Sophia destroys a log

What does it mean to be in the real world?

  • June 17, 2017
  • Posted by Kara Nosal

What does it mean to be in the real world? This is a question that popped through my head many times this first hitch. For the group of us—Lexi, Tony, Sofia, Kevin, and I— this was our first conservation corps hitch ever. For myself, it was the longest time I had ever camped consecutively.

The brushed in trail before clearing

A Sense of Accomplishment

  • June 15, 2017
  • Posted by Kara Nosal

Think back to the last time you felt a sense of accomplishment. What did it take to make you feel this way? Maybe you got the crust of a cherry pie just right, hit the high note in a song, or ran a 6 minute mile. Maybe you cleared a trail of brush to make it safe for hikers, like me. This hitch, we worked hard, and in the end, felt a great sense of accomplishment.

First Project for the Veterans Green Corps

  • June 15, 2017
  • Posted by Nate Hess

The Veteran Green Corps successfully completed their first project between the 30th of May and 7th of June.

Second Week at MCC

  • June 11, 2017
  • Posted by Andrew Parkman

During the second week at MCC, my crew completed chainsaw training outside of the Glacier View Ranger Station and camped at Emery Bay campground.

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