- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- November 13, 2014
- Posted by Colyne Hislop; CM'13, CL'14
Looking back over the last two years and trying to put all the memories, the laughs, and hard work you have with your crew into words is truly impossible. There is no way to explain the inside jokes, the joy you get when you get the perfect back-slope and the smell you produce after a ten day hitch.
- November 10, 2014
- Posted by Mallory Scharf
Bill Basl, Director of AmeriCorps, stopped by last week to visit AmeriCorps members from across the country deployed to Detroit for flood relief. While the outside world might see only the interviews he gave and photos he took while at our worksite, it was his more personal visit to our residence that struck a chord with me as a Corps Member.
- October 29, 2014
- Posted by Dan Schillo
Although the measures we take are minor, wrapping a window and putting up stripping around a door is hard to define as “work” when you’re used to lugging chainsaws up mountains; it is the smiles, compassion, and willingness to listen that I believe are the biggest impacts each crew leaves their appointment with.
- October 13, 2014
- Posted by Alex Baechle
The Bob in Fall, with the aspens yellowing and the smell of change in the air, idyllic streams trickling through a serene forest and all framed by white chalky-looking limestone peaks and crags…
- October 02, 2014
- Posted by James J. Crumpler, III
We worked primarily in the Cottonwood Campground of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. There are two loops in the camp, one is open year round and the other is closed during the winter.
- September 22, 2014
- Posted by Guest Blogger
As we drove away from Salmon-Challis, Idaho Frank Church Middle Fork River of No Return Wilderness, a large herd of elk are moving through the grassland hidden by the low rising clouds.
- September 08, 2014
- Posted by Ben Michel
This was a time not to be swayed by others. This was a time not to sway others, either.
- September 05, 2014
- Posted by Seth Young
After a summer spent in Meriwether Canyon, Central Divide Blue Crew is finished at Gates of the Mountains Wilderness.
- September 04, 2014
- Posted by Sophie Maloney
On a cold morning in early August I woke up in Yellowstone National Park. It was 5:00 am and still dark outside. The first thing I noticed as I slowly passed from sleep into waking was an inability to open my hands. I tried slowly to open and close them.