“Settling” Down at the End of the Season

  • January 22, 2016
  • Posted by Lauren Siverson

My crew has had a solid last couple of hitches. We were in Bozeman working on the Triple Tree Trail for two days, getting to work with brush saws and meeting several friendly people and puppies who were enjoying the trail. Next, we were sent to Helena, where we planted shrubs like bosses. Though we were expecting to stay for two days, we finished the work in one and headed home early. We are efficient planters of shrubs, it turns out. Our next hitch was weatherizing in Butte.

Mules and a Cabin

7 Sparrows in a National Park

  • January 21, 2016
  • Posted by Cruisin' Susan

As the MCC’s season is starting to wrap up, waves of preemptive nostalgia have begun to wash over me. As a crew, we’re pushing through a bit of a hump. Some of us have had a harder time staying productive and on top of our game. However, through some careful communication, we’ve been able to stay on track, and remind each other that we’re almost there!

Why we need a 21st century conservation corps

  • January 12, 2016
  • Posted by Michael Bennet and John Bridgeland

Providing opportunities for our youth, supporting our veterans, and conserving our public lands and resources are among the nation’s most pressing challenges. A 21st Century Conservation Corps has the power to address these challenges.

Makoshika, the Underdog

  • January 12, 2016
  • Posted by Marguerite Leoni

Every time my pick dug into that soft easy soil I could not help but feel like I was chipping away at the Great Pyramid of Giza.

Working in

MCC is Like a Box of Chocolates

  • January 12, 2016
  • Posted by Geoff Popken; Corpsmember

Whether it is learning something new about the world or about yourself, each hitch yielded a lesson. That is what makes this more than just work.

Bridge In Progress

Two Medicine Hitch

  • January 07, 2016
  • Posted by Josh Martinez, Corpsmember

At first it seemed like a normal hitch, diggin tread and whatnot…

Big Hole

  • December 30, 2015
  • Posted by Codie

When living in this moment there is no regretting the past or fearing the future.

Take a walk on the wild side!

When the Coyotes Howl

  • December 15, 2015
  • Posted by Jessica Lee Richardson

A poetic reflection about my time with the Montana Conservation Corps.

The Herd

A “Boring” Day

  • December 13, 2015
  • Posted by Mary Ward, Youth Expedition Member

Our mission was to locate and capture the hidden metal snakes (old fencing wire) that were coiled beneath cloaks of grass and moss, waiting to strike their unsuspecting victim.

Crew Leaders working on the bridge!

Two Medicine

  • December 02, 2015
  • Posted by Joshua Martinez

Diggin’ tread and takin’ names.

H-Brace and Fencline

In the Wonderland of Glaciers

  • December 01, 2015
  • Posted by Calysta Santacroce

...just as the Cheshire Cat appears in the sky giving Alice hope, I hope that one day, myself, or my fellow MCCers, may materialize themselves into a position of influence for potential improvements in grant appropriation for more compelling work in the beautiful Wonderland of Glaciers.

Fall Fall Fall!

  • November 30, 2015
  • Posted by Guest Blogger

Change is in the air.

check THIS out

Because Sunrises, yo.

  • November 23, 2015
  • Posted by Douglas Sullenberger, Crew Leader

You may be thinking: “I have seen tons of sunrises and sunsets!” That is most certainly true, but have you ever seen any working for MCC? After my two seasons here, it’s hard to compare other sunrises and sunsets. No, I’m not trying to belittle your sunrises and sunsets, I’m just saying they’re probably not as good as the ones you see when working for MCC.

MCC Assists with Deep Creek WRP

  • November 19, 2015
  • Posted by Holly Kreiner, BSWC member

In a special Deep Creek issue, Broadwater Conservation District highlights some of the incredible work a handful of Helena’s MCCers has volunteered to assist BCD and FWP with Deep Creek-specific projects.



  • November 18, 2015
  • Posted by Merlin

We are still gaining from this program, just in ways that are different now and that change all the time.

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