Shoulda’ Journaled More

  • January 24, 2020
  • Posted by Noah Fried

In Beaverhead Deerlodge National Forest one krew to rule em’ all did something pretty cool.


The paint horse, which was born on the island, with two of the horses from the ranch.

Feral Horse Island

  • January 10, 2020
  • Posted by Drew Mayberry

Are they wild, or just feral? The namesake of the island would suggest the former. Located on the west side of Flathead Lake, Wild Horse Island is famous for its wildlife. From world-record Big Horn Sheep to herds of Mule Deer, and of course the horses. People come from far and wide to get a glimpse and hopefully, snap a shot of the island’s wildlife.


Cut and Run…Eat and Sleep…Work and Rest

  • January 03, 2020
  • Posted by P.S.

Leveling up on camping and hiking in Wyoming.


Friends and Neighbors! The ‘toids are at it again, this month in Round Up, Billings, and Hardin MT


Nez Perce Planting

  • December 17, 2019
  • Posted by Guest Blogger

Planting with the Nez Perce tribe in Idaho.


Crew is Family

Charles M Russell Wildlife Refuge

  • November 21, 2019
  • Posted by Mike Saboe

Tamarisk is a devastating invasive plant and is upsetting the local ecosystem. The complexities involved in conservation work are illustrated within this project.


Peaks and Valleys

  • November 15, 2019
  • Posted by Natalie Hamel

As the season of MCC Western Wildlands comes to a close, I can’t shake the feeling that one of these days I’m going to get a message from my crew leaders: “Meet at the office at 6am tomorrow. We’ve got to be at the North Fork Ranger Station right when they open in the morning.” But that message won’t come.


Coal Creek

  • November 08, 2019
  • Posted by Guest Blogger

The summary of an impactful hitch in Glacier National Park.


The sound of silence

  • November 04, 2019
  • Posted by Guest Blogger

You never know when you have to come face to face with the things that make you uneasy.


Missoula Water Dam Jam

The Moosebird’s Final Blog Post

  • November 01, 2019
  • Posted by Jackson Crawford

The backcountry season came to a close in October as the Moosebird crew worked for the City of Missoula and participated in the Warm Hearts Warm Homes project in Billings.


Flattening a weed mat

Final hitch of the season!

  • October 31, 2019
  • Posted by Rachel Norton

Finishing out the season covered in mud…


End of the Season

  • October 21, 2019
  • Posted by Kevin Norton

Advice for future MCC participants…


Wasn’t So Bad

  • October 16, 2019
  • Posted by Simon Dykstra

The memory of spending nineteen days in the woods hasn’t sunken in yet. In our minds, we are already back in town lying in our beds watching a show and thinking as little as possible about swinging a pick for six hours in the dripping grey chill that defined most of our mini-immersion. But it wasn’t all that bad.


Salmon Crew

Little Baby Bun-Buns Do Rockwork

  • October 13, 2019
  • Posted by Jacob Temple

The Little Baby Bun-Buns had spent the better part of a year learning to work with each other and their wet, green home of the Selway-Bitteroot, but this hitch they had to put their skills to working with a New Crew in a New Environment.


Can Opener? Pickmatic?.. (Hello, Trail Life)..Time for Grub.

  • October 10, 2019
  • Posted by Mariah Hellebrandt

Nine days spent in the Beaverhead National Forest backcountry provided an appreciation for Montana’s natural beauty, a can opener’s work, the endeavors of mountain yearning legs, and the existence of baby wipes (need not say more). As our crew of six spent our first ever hitch together, we discovered the fun, semi-sarcastic dynamic of our group, the perfect time to wake up to get water boiling, how to swing tools in a way that is in accordance with your back muscles, and who on the crew cares about hiding their farts, and who does not. 


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