Ian next to fresh cut

Adjusting to an Unexpected Relocation

  • September 25, 2017
  • Posted by Ian Bartenfeld

The change of pace and scenery has been nice here, but I sorely lament the loss of our library and spice variety at Moose Creek. But hey, we’ll live. Overall I’m very pleased with my new home and I’m excited to see a new part of this amazing forest.

Can You Dig It?

  • September 22, 2017
  • Posted by Kim Alexander

Crew 4 heads to Great Falls to partner with Parks and Recreation to construct the River’s Edge Trail

So, we all brought our clipboards, right?

You Are Capable of More Than You Think

  • September 18, 2017
  • Posted by Meaghan Ricks, Youth Crew Leader

I was the epitome of unprepared, mentally and physically, for the job of Youth Crew Leader for Montana Conservation Corps.

Last hitch at Dean Creek

Spotted Bear Crew Having a Blast

  • September 04, 2017
  • Posted by Brittany Erickson

5 hitches, over 200 miles of hiking, 1 trail, and 1 big blast.

Finished wall from the side!

Build That Wall!

  • August 30, 2017
  • Posted by Tim Pickel

What happens when you combine a day long downpour with constant mosquito attacks and a seemingly endless amount of crushing? One of the most satisfying building projects one can be a part of.

Crew 4:  Inaugural Hitch

  • August 28, 2017
  • Posted by Rick Andrews

Nothing in the world can quite prepare you for the joy of waddles.

Crew 8

  • August 28, 2017
  • Posted by Nate Hess

This was the first our crew had done any trail work but we all powered through and made memories that would last a lifetime.

Crew 10’s Adventures

  • August 25, 2017
  • Posted by Megan Leys

Our crew was sad to see each other leave; we made a family. It was great to see our family and will never forget the time spent this summer with Montana Conservation Corps!

Crew 9: Serving Montana

  • August 23, 2017
  • Posted by Nate Hess

We got to see the most amazing views and help future hikers find their way along the trail!

Veteran Green Corps Concludes A Successful Season

  • August 21, 2017
  • Posted by Anonymous

The MCC Veteran Green Corps finished their season on August 3.

Crew 11: Season Wrap Up

  • August 18, 2017
  • Posted by Nate Hess

Our crew this summer made a strong transition from having limited to little experience interacting with chainsaws and the fire community to heavy involvement with practical experience in many elements of protecting and preserving the environmental landscape throughout Montana.

Week 1

Orange Crew’s Adventure

  • August 17, 2017
  • Posted by Nate Hess

This was hot, hard work but they powered through it!

Yellowstone: Working to Reroute the Soshone Lake Trail

  • August 17, 2017
  • Posted by Hunter Brooks

The excitement of creating a new trail in the Yellowstone backcountry could only be dwarfed by the breathtaking views from the ridge overlooking Shoshone Lake.

A Hitch to Remember

  • August 15, 2017
  • Posted by Nicole Young

On the plane to Montana, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I loved the outdoors and didn’t want to work inside another summer; but I also wasn’t the most avid hiker or the most outdoorsy person. I never tent camped before in my life, I had never held a tool in my life (does a butter knife or fork count?).

It Didn’t Seem That Important

  • August 14, 2017
  • Posted by Shira Hereld

When we showed up for our first day of work at Dad Peak (take a right turn after the middle of nowhere, you’ll find it), we were greeted by two people: a ranger from the Cabinet Mountain Ranger District, and Bob Cheshire, private citizen. Bob, a dapper and cheerful man in his 70s, was the real reason we’d hike an average of five miles a day up fire-line-steep grade for two weeks. We were about to brush and clear his very favorite trail - the Devil’s Club Trail - which he himself had worked on building in the 1970s…

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