Great Basin Wildrye

Something you should know about wildrye

  • March 06, 2015
  • Posted by David Stout - BSWC

A clump of grass stands tall out on the range. Its myriad stems rattle and sway together in the wind.


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 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.


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.


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


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.


The Horizon

Looking Back

  • 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.


Director of AmeriCorps Visits MCC Crew

  • 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.


Weatherization

  • 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.


Hayduke, Me and the Bob

  • 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…


Theodore Roosevelt Park

Change

  • 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.


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.


Omar Mt

A poem inspired by last hitch

  • 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.


CD Blue Crew: Finishing the Meriwether Trail

  • 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.


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