Montana Conservation Corps seeks recently returned veterans for its VGC Wildlands Fuel Management Program, an AmeriCorps program that focuses on conservation skills and career development for current era veterans interested in pursuing employment opportunities with land management agencies.

Participants will complete 300 hours of conservation skills training and practice through conservation projects that are of lasting benefit to some of our country’s wildest places. They will receive chainsaw training, CPR/First aid training, and instruction on tool maintenance and repair, and Leave No Trace principles.

MCC’s Wildlands Fuel Management Program is based out of Billings, Montana with project work in the Charles M Russell Wildlife Refuge and the Bridger-Teton National Forest.  The entire project is focused on fuels reduction so an interest in using chainsaws and crosscut saws is essential.  Upon completion of the program, participants receive an AmeriCorps education award which may be used for further training opportunities such as Wilderness First Responder courses through Aerie Backcountry Medicine, or NOLS Wilderness Medicine Institute.

Training begins August 22 and the program concludes October 14. Interested veterans are encouraged to contact Tauzha Grantham at Montana Conservation Corps by phone: 406-651-1311 or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). More information and applications are available online at


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