A burned water crossing before work

Burnt Trail Project

  • July 18, 2019
  • Posted by Guest Blogger

We spent this hitch beautifying trails in a burnt region around Hat Lakes.


Meadows Guard Field Station

A Mile of Barb Fences, A Buck and Pole Fence

  • July 16, 2019
  • Posted by Megan Bain

During this Hitch we built a buck and pole fence around the guard station, as well as repaired a barbed wire fence around the horse pasture.


Weeds in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

  • July 15, 2019
  • Posted by Tori Clawson

So, there we were, in the middle of a massive field of sweet clover, completely covered from head to toe in PPE when it happens. The sneezing. We come to find out that some members of our large crews have allergies and have them bad.  It became evident the universe was playing a game with us.


Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog - MCC Redux

8 Days, 400 Trees, and 100 Miles in Idaho

  • July 11, 2019
  • Posted by Jack Harte

Northern Rocky Sawyers take on the Idaho Panhandle.


Looking out over the Cabinet Mountain Wilderness.

A Month In The Wild

  • July 11, 2019
  • Posted by Isaac Jensen, Winter Sedler, Isaac Stedman, Elizabeth Spradlin

The first session of MCC’s High School Youth Expedition program has come to a conclusion, and we asked our crew members to reflect on four amazing and soggy weeks of wilderness, trail building, card games and a whirlwind tour of Northwest Montana.


Spurge Spraying at Seely

  • July 09, 2019
  • Posted by Haley Brueckman

At the beautiful location of Seely Lake along the mountains, the WRT Crew was on the hunt for Leafy Spurge and its best friend…Knapweed!


First Month of Hitches

  • July 07, 2019
  • Posted by Kevin

During the first month of hitches there were some learning curves.


Charlie and Josh having a good time because they are buds

Western Wildlands

  • July 03, 2019
  • Posted by Natalie Yocum

Chain sawing on Game Ridge in Greenough, Montana for the third hitch in a row while preparing for prescribed burn.


Invasive Plants and the Spraying Dance

  • July 01, 2019
  • Posted by Haley Brueckman

WRT treated invasive plant enemies, including Scotch Broom, St. John’s Wart, and that ole familiar Knap Weed on the Lochsa River.


Retreading the Swans

  • June 30, 2019
  • Posted by Luke Jonker

For our second full work hitch of the season, we returned to the Seeley Lake Ranger District of the Lolo National Forest and worked on clearing trails in the Shanley and Dunham Creek drainages.


Blackfoot-Clearwater Stewardship Project

  • June 28, 2019
  • Posted by Natalie Yocum

The chainsaw crew of the Wildland Restoration Team worked in Greenough cutting down trees. We worked with The Nature Conservancy thinning a plot of land that will be used for a prescribed burn in 2020.


Listen to This – Storytelling at Glacier

  • June 27, 2019
  • Posted by Beatrice Garrard

For the All Nations Youth Crew, their first overnight trip in Glacier National Park was defined by storytelling.


Retreading Falls Creek Trail

  • June 24, 2019
  • Posted by Jake Mogel

For our second hitch we were tasked with retreading the Falls Creek Trail.


An Embered Ambition

  • June 21, 2019
  • Posted by Jacob Temple

Miles are a fantastic things behind the wheel of a car but 5280 feet suddenly become much more grounded in reality when it’s your own feet that tread them with backpack in tow, but leagues are light with the fire of purpose.


MCC Conservation Interns go to Caving Event

  • June 20, 2019
  • Posted by Zach Englebert

I knew when I was selected to serve with the MCC on the 2019 summer cave crew that it would be a great opportunity to get others interested in cave conservation.


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