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[Image Description: Six Youth MCC members and their two leaders are standing together on a bridge. In the background, dark green trees cover the mountains and the water below them is a bright, turquoise color.]


Equity, Identity, & Belonging at MCC


MCC values diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism. We affirm the dignity and value of all human beings. We celebrate the diverse backgrounds and identities of our corps members and staff. It is our priority to create a culture of safety, belonging, and validation for everyone, especially those facing marginalization. Social justice is both a process and a goal. We are focused on identifying and interrupting oppression.

MCC believes it is important to embrace a wide array of identities, cultures, and perspectives. We then can become more creative, flexible and productive. MCC values diversity at all levels in the organization. It enriches our programs and our community. Diversity is crucial for learning and growth.

The conservation narrative has historically neglected the longstanding relationship to the land of indigenous people, poor and working-class families, Black and brown farmers, and others. MCC is in solidarity with these communities and seeks to elevate these narratives.

MCC is currently working with The Shift in order to build transformational, anti-racist D.E.I. business practices.

Montana is a primarily white state situated on the ancestral lands of 12 sovereign tribes. We know that this can be a difficult space to navigate and want to provide you with the tools and resources for you to succeed and thrive throughout your term of service.

Community Spaces

MCC offers two community spaces for current participants who identify as BIPOC and/or LGBTQIA2+. These are only open to those who identify within the respective community. The purpose of these spaces is to provide another opportunity for community, connection, and support during the season. The groups are for all members of all our programs.

Affinity Crews

MCC runs single-identity crews of members from similar identity groups

  • Piikuni Lands Crew
  • All Women’s Trail Crew
  • Women’s Fuels and Fire Crew