- June 03, 2014
- Posted by Evan Willeford
Our project sponsor was Don Galvin of the BLM, someone who we would grow pretty fond of through the coming weeks. It’s always great to have a project sponsor who has a healthy arsenal of one liners to lighten the mood when the going gets rough. The thing about Don, he might be giving directions to the project site or explaining that grizzly scat could be easily be identified by an abundance of bells, whistles, and a strong peppermint odor but his demeanor rarely changed.
- May 09, 2014
- Posted by Eric Borr
As I pen these words we have been three days in the Montana wood and now make our travels towards the Yukon.
- May 05, 2014
- Posted by Chris Seng
April was jam-packed with travel for the Eastern Wildlands YCL’s (as is every month for EW). From trail training in Idaho, to summit at Camp Mak a Dream, to backcountry training in the Bob, we certainly earned our stripes as road warriors.
- April 21, 2014
- Posted by D. Robledo
It had been a long time since my boots hit the soil of the mountains of Idaho. I spent nearly a whole season there last year. I had never expected to fall in love with it.
- April 14, 2014
- Posted by Cass Ball
Sleeping in my tent for the first time since last October brings a feeling of home that I didn’t realize I was missing.
- April 14, 2014
- Posted by Heather Welch
Recently, I was given the opportunity to meet with Secretary Jewell. You know…the Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell!?!
- April 13, 2014
- Posted by Tessa Grasel
Seven pounds of M&Ms later…
- March 31, 2014
- Posted by Brian Wittmer
So this common conservation path is what inspired me this week. Seeing other young individuals continuing down a similar path as the one I have chosen makes me believe I am involved in something bigger than myself.
- March 29, 2014
- Posted by Craig Cochran
Our instructors “Wild Bill” and “Lady Louise” truly brought the course material to life with their stories, energy, and the hands-on skill stations.
- March 22, 2014
- Posted by Liz Garrity
Hey there, internet friends! Eastern Wildlands reporting for duty.
- March 10, 2014
- Posted by Dale Guynes
Hello everyone out there in the internet! We here at the western wild lands MCC regional office are getting CL season started off with a bang, or maybe a cold engine rattle, it was around like negative 6 a few weeks ago round here. But the leaders of the “WW” all made their way here to Missoula, driving through the mountains and cutting through the snow. Great group, I can already tell, lots of smiling faces and unique stories. Like the other regions we started things off with our leader retreat, snow shoeing, getting into lessons and program orientations, and all spending our nights in a cozy little cabin. On that note, our cabin retreat could not have even had a cabin without the fine folks of the Five Valleys Land Trust, thanks again guys!
- March 05, 2014
- Posted by MCC
Now in her second season with MCC, Erin Murray is itching for some action. Serving as Senior Youth Crew Leader in Billings, she coordinates MCCs Youth Expedition program.
- March 05, 2014
- Posted by Ale Dominguez
We headed to West Boulder Cabin in Big Timber, MT on the afternoon of Tuesday, February 11th. Most of us had been in Billings for about five days, but everything still felt brand new. This was largely due to the snow, which covered Billings in a thick layer and was visible on the sides of the highway as we headed south – a big change from the balmy 80-degree weather I had left behind in Florida only a few days before.
- February 05, 2014
- Posted by James Durda
It was rather rewarding being reminded we’re a capable bunch willing to get the job done properly.
- January 14, 2014
- Posted by Amanda Finley, Big Prairie Crew Member
There were hot days and cold nights, thunderstorms and hailstorms, freezing cold stream crossings, and more than a couple of absolutely terrifying moments. But through all those struggles, I learned and grew and discovered that I am stronger that I thought.