Big Sky Watershed Corps
Big Sky Watershed Corps (BSWC) is an AmeriCorps program that assists Montana’s watershed communities to make a measurable difference in local conservation efforts while strengthening the experience of young professionals. Participants focus on watershed research, planning and project implementation, watershed education and outreach, and community engagement. Big Sky Watershed Corps is offered through a partnership of Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Montana, the Montana Watershed Coordination Council, and Montana Conservation Corps.
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Big Sky Watershed Corps Member
Location: Varies based on host site placement
Program Dates: January 6 through November 13, 2020
Living Allowance: $622 biweekly (Minimum Living Allowance= $13,992 divided by 45 weeks)
AmeriCorps Education Award: $6,095.00 upon completion of the program
BSWC members develop projects to protect local water resources, such as watershed inventories, stream and riparian restoration, re-vegetation projects, drought planning, water quality/quantity monitoring, riparian fencing, river clean-ups, abandoned mine reclamation, and irrigation improvements. BSWC members also promote watershed health and natural resource conservation through outreach and education.
Application Closing Date: September 15, 2019