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) and Western Wildlands (Missoula, 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. 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.

For more details about our Wildland Restoration Team, check out our FAQs and Suggested Gear List.

Position Offerings

Location: Bozeman, Missoula
Program Dates: May 21 through November 2, 2018 or May 21 through August 17, 2018
Living Allowance: $504.00 biweekly
AmeriCorps Education Award: $2,215.24 or 1,538.36 (depending on term of service) upon completion of the program

Primary duties of the Wildland Restoration Teams (WRT) Member include establishing and maintaining good working relationships with regional staff, leaders and other members, project technical advisors, and volunteers in order to complete natural resource and community service projects. Primary duties also include participating in all elements of the MCC program to the best of their ability, performing designated crew role functions and maintaining a positive attitude throughout the program. Wildland Restoration Teams (WRT) gain valuable professional and practical experience in the growing fields of resource conservation and ecological restoration. The Wildland Restoration Team (WRT) utilizes chemical, mechanical and biological treatment techniques to manage invasive plant infestations throughout the Northern Rockies and Plains ecosystems. WRT Corps Members will also gain experience in the Early Detection/Rapid Response of new invaders, GPS/GIS data collection and management, and native and invasive plant identification and monitoring.

We will begin accepting Wildlands Restoration Team Member applications on December 18th!

Be Notified When This Position Opens!

Location: Bozeman, Missoula
Program Dates: February 5 through November 7, 2018
Living Allowance: $631.50 biweekly
AmeriCorps Education Award: $5,815.00 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. 

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 no longer accepting applications for this position. Please check our other openings to find other options.