Veteran Green Corps Concludes A Successful Season

  • August 21, 2017
  • Posted by Nate Hess

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


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?).


Mosquito (A Poem)

  • August 14, 2017
  • Posted by Maeve Wrixon

As we enjoyed the beautiful views on the top of Mount Martson and worked our hardest on repairing the burnt over trail we had some visitors along the way.


Bitterroot WRT Crew

Looking back on Bitterroot WRT Crew’s Season

  • August 10, 2017
  • Posted by Guest Blogger

As our season comes to a close, I believe it is time to look back and reflect on the work my small, yet tenacious crew has accomplished in some of the most beautiful places that Montana has to offer.


Hiking with a Crosscut

What The Heck Am I Doing Here?

  • August 08, 2017
  • Posted by Maya Braden

I came to MCC from an application found in an environmentally focused job list online. I’d never been out west and had a low key obsession with trails and the idea of mountains. If I’m being honest, I didn’t know what to expect when I dropped out of the life I was living in Michigan to move out to Montana.


Tauzha and I were invited to participate in an educational environmental camp with the Boys and Girls Club on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation.


Week 1

Crew 8: The Bad Boiz

  • July 07, 2017
  • Posted by Samuel Roberts

Overall, the work was a good introduction to Crew 8 in the world of MCC.


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.


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.


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.


About a Mile…

  • June 06, 2017
  • Posted by Chris Harris

Having just stuffed our backpacks to the max with all the group gear we could, I felt that all our packs had to weigh at least 50 pounds. We saddled up and began to plod on, ready for what was ahead.


Bear Trap Canyon

  • June 06, 2017
  • Posted by Brandon Materna

On the first Monday in May we ventured into the Bear Trap Canyon Wilderness along the Madison range to maintain switchbacks and improve the Pot Trail.


Miles City Planting

  • May 30, 2017
  • Posted by Abby Kravis

I enjoy planting. There’s something nice about having my hands in the soil, trying to cultivate a small, baby plant to grow and flourish in life. I appreciate the opportunity for growth and new life. As I pack in the soil around the roots, I care for the young life and give it a little bit of love. I wish it well in life and hope that it’s new home treats it well.


Can You Dig It?

  • May 05, 2017
  • Posted by Caroline Perruci

Along the banks of the Yellowstone River during the chilly last week of April, the Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) Youth Crew Leaders of Greater Yellowstone spent their days planting saplings for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).  The crew planted over 500 Cottonwood and Willow trees for the BLM’s Miles City Field Office, in the hopes of restoring trees to the rather sparse riparian landscape.


Hiking to Camas Creek

Camas Creek #044

  • April 29, 2017
  • Posted by Aimee Posnanski

This hitch is different than the last in that we set up a spike camp, and are only working on a four mile stretch of trail. The muscles work, the feet work, the energy spent, all to the cost of sleeping in the wild. Not just sleeping – working, living, eating, conversing, relaxing, and decompressing in the wild. .....The sun baked Idaho landscape brings a smell on the breeze that I’ve never smelled anywhere else. It’s one of my favorite smells in the world. It’s the smell of baking trees, sweetly scented; the smell of the wild.


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