Wildland Restoration Team

Being a part of MCC's Wildland Restoration Team (WRT) is anything but typical. This program puts members on the front lines to combat one of the most pressing ecological threats to natural systems in the Northern Rockies, invasive plant and tree infestations. Through chemical, mechanical, and biological treatment techniques, Corps Members gain valuable professional and practical experience in the growing field of ecological monitoring and restoration. The WRT plays a pivotal role in the preservation and protection of ecosystems across a wide variety of landscapes on our public lands. 

WRT programs are currently based out of the Greater Yellowstone (Bozeman, MT), Western Wildlands (Missoula, MT), and Northern Rockies (Kalispell, MT) regional offices. WRT crews based out of the Western Wildlands (Missoula) office will focus most of their time treating new outbreaks of invasive plants in backcountry locations in the Selway-Bitterroot, Frank Church, and Scapegoat Wilderness areas.  Crews will also spend time treating, mapping, and monitoring invasives in the Lochsa River corridor in Idaho. WRT crews based out of our Greater Yellowstone (Bozeman) office will work in iconic parks such as Grand Teton, Yellowstone, Theodore Roosevelt and more. WRT crews based out of the Northern Rockies (Kalispell) office will work out of the Spotted Bear Ranger District in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex. Members that participate in the longer term will also have the opportunity to learn about community-based restoration efforts such as native seed collection, stream restoration, water quality testing or mapping.

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Position Offerings

Location: Bozeman, Missoula, Kalispell (Summer Only)
Program Dates: May 21 through November 2, 2018 or May 21 through August 17, 2018
Living Allowance: $504.00 biweekly
AmeriCorps Education Award: $2,907.50 or 1,538.36 (depending on term of service) upon completion of the program

The Wildland Restoration Team (WRT) Member gains valuable professional and practical experience in the burgeoning field of ecological restoration.  The primary focus of the WRT is the identification, treatment, and inventory of invasive plant species throughout our most iconic and endangered landscapes in the Northern Rockies and Plains ecosystems utilizing chemical, mechanical, and biological treatment techniques.  This position is supervised by the Wildland Restoration Field Coordinator with support from other regional staff.  This position should be viewed not as a 9-5 job but as an experience where long hours and extended time away from home, often in adverse environmental and weather conditions, are to be expected.  This position will not have recurring access to vulnerable populations.

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Location: Bozeman, Kalispell, Missoula
Program Dates: February 5 through August 17, 2018
Living Allowance: $631.50 biweekly
AmeriCorps Education Award: $2,907.50 upon completion of the program

The Wildland Restoration Team Leaders gain valuable, practical, and professional experience in the burgeoning field of ecological restoration. The primary focus of the WRT Leader is the identification, treatment, and inventory of invasive plant species throughout our most iconic and endangered landscapes in the Northern Rockies ecosystem. WRT Leaders become well versed in the identification of both native and invasive plant species, the impacts of invasive species on public lands, and safe and effective methods to treat infestations via chemical, mechanical, and manual methods. Depending on term of service and team placement, additional experience and project work in community-based restoration efforts, stream restoration, water quality monitoring, mapping, and revegetation projects round-out the regional project base. Our Western Wildlands (Missoula) region focuses on backcountry projects in Selway Bitterroot, Frank Church and Scapegoat Wilderness Areas, while our Greater Yellowstone (Bozeman) region works extensively in nearby National Parks, including Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and Theodore Roosevelt. WRT crews based out of the Northern Rockies (Kalispell) office will work out of the Spotted Bear Ranger District in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex.

The Wildland Restoration Team Leader is a solo leadership position, responsible for the development and oversight of three WRT Members, implementation of the MCC mission statement and programmatic objectives, including delivery of our educational curriculum. As a solo leadership experience, the WRT Leader requires a higher level of self-direction and independent decision making ability. WRT Leader responsibilities and professional development opportunities include restoration worksite management, professional herbicide applicator certification, GPS data collection and record keeping, and the maintenance of relationships with project partners, staff, and other professionals in the field. The WRT Leader is supervised regionally by the Wildland Restoration Coordinator, and serve as the primary liaison between regional staff and project partners.

We are only accepting application for our Northern Rockies region.

Be notified when this position is open in 2019