Packing Perspective: 50 Years in the Wilderness

  • August 28, 2014
  • Posted by Kyle R. Martens

Smoke and Thelma Elser started leading outfitting trips into the Bob Marshall Wilderness the same year the Wilderness Act was passed. In the 50 years of owning and operating Wilderness Outfitters, it is estimated Smoke spent over 8,000 nights in the backcountry.


Montana celebrates 50 years of wilderness

  • August 27, 2014
  • Posted by MCC

Celebrating 50 of anything is no small task!


MCC & Wilderness Risk Management

  • August 19, 2014
  • Posted by Rahel Manna, NOLS

A profile focusing on the dynamic relationship evolving between MCC and the Wilderness Risk Management Conference.


50th project connects youth to great outdoors

  • August 04, 2014
  • Posted by Jono McKinney And Scott Brennan

In 1964 Americans made a big commitment to the preservation of their public lands by enacting the Wilderness Act. This landmark legislation gave Americans a tool to protect the country’s last best wild places, free from development and open for all people to enjoy.


July winner: Adam Staniszewski

Share your story contest!

  • July 09, 2014
  • Posted by Kyle R. Martens

The judges tallies are in and we’ve selected the winners for the month of July. September 15th is the next deadline to send in submissions for the photo, video, story contest!


MCC visits D.C.

  • June 26, 2014
  • Posted by MCC

Montana Conservation Corps CEO Jono McKinney and Crew Leader Michael Richter met with Senator John Walsh to discuss the upcoming wildfire season and the Montana Conservation Corps work to prepare firefighters and train future land stewards.


2014 Veterans Green Corps Crews

Veterans Join Staff as Crew Leaders

  • June 03, 2014
  • Posted by MCC

Clay Skeens and Jim Dyson are far from being newcomers to leadership. Combined, the two carry nearly 25 years of military experience and have served multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Women and men from the Army and Marine Corps have undoubtedly benefited from the drive of these two men.


On Thursday, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), and Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced


Three Montana AmeriCorps organizations will receive $2.2 million from the Corporation for National and Community Service.


Giving to Local Non-profits

  • April 15, 2014
  • Posted by MCC

Support MCC on May 6th by taking part in a 24-hour drive for local non-profits.


Mayor’s Day of Recognition for Service

  • April 07, 2014
  • Posted by Janet Dochnahl, Madison Farm to Fork

Bright green paint was starting to show up everywhere as AmeriCorps Service Members, Ennis Mayor Becky Vujovich, parents, staff and even students of Ennis Community Children School, spent a few hours on Monday doing much-needed painting.


MCC and Missoula school team up for Global Youth Service Day

  • April 07, 2014
  • Posted by Joellen Shannon, Marketing and Development Director

“You do not need to wait until you grow up to change the world”. This is the message that resounds from the Global Youth Service Day Commission.


Video courtesy of KPAX:

Mount Jumbo Disaster Relief

  • March 27, 2014
  • Posted by Christopher Kucich

I have never seen anything like the destruction and desolation that an avalanche left in its wake, and really had no idea of their true power until one hit so close to my home.


Growing up in Los Angeles in the 1960s, there were days where MCC Board Chair Martha Kauffman was not able to go outside for recess because of smog.


Accepting Nominations

  • January 14, 2014
  • Posted by MCC

The purpose of the AAC is to provide input from an alumni perspective on how the organization can help alumni utilize their MCC experience to further their goals and foster a sense of community in order to help the organization fulfill its mission and meet specific goals.


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