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.


Stripping Logs

Night At The Museum

  • April 09, 2017
  • Posted by Guest Blogger

Beyond the work itself, the nights at the museum served a valuable lesson to the crew.  Though much of the work MCC does is to conserve the land – its beauty, balance, or health – the true value of conservation lies in the people it touches.


From left to right: Destiny, Blair, Kelsey, Chris H, Sarah, Victoria, Caroline, and Adam. Photo Creds: Chris C.

Just the Beginning

  • March 18, 2017
  • Posted by Guest Blogger

Today marks our first full week as Youth Crew Leaders with MCC!


Winter Wonderland

  • January 02, 2017
  • Posted by Gabe Brodowy

The weather forecast for Challis, ID, called for temperatures in the 80s all week and the slightest chance of rain over the weekend. Our camp, however, 16 miles outside of Challis and more than 3,000ft above it, may as well have been a different world


Checking In At Bear Lodge

  • December 22, 2016
  • Posted by Jeremy Aaron

With the season winding down and everyone getting ready for the next step in their lives and careers, there is nothing like an inspiring project and landscape to remind us of the value of our time spent serving with MCC.


Earth Windows

  • December 07, 2016
  • Posted by Jessica Powers

I can’t believe I get paid to do this. Life is a beautiful blessing.


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