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Welcome to the MCC Blog!

If you want to be in the know about what’s going on at our organization, you’ve come to the right place. This blog features our member's stories, straight from the field. Be sure to check back regularly to read the latest updates.

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Max recounts this crew's recent hitch in Winnett, MT.

Max recounts their recent hitch at Woods Creek.

Max recounts a recent hitch in Polaris to build a turnpike and work on some trail.

Crew Member Ali Kimball expresses how much the people around her made the little moments truly special this summer

Thoughts from a fall crew member at the mid-point of the season

An explanation of how my season has been...

Constructing Post Assisted Logjams (PALs) on an incised stretch of Mill Creek

Northern Rockies Forestry Crew 8’s persistent battle with their truck’s mice

Maya shares several haikus from throughout the season

The Gallatin River Clean-up is an annual event in partnership between the Gallatin River Task Force and the Gallatin Watershed Council to remove trash from the entire Gallatin Watershed, from Yellowstone National Park all the way to the Missouri Headwaters. Learn more about this impactful event.

Crew leader Emily recounts a few hitches working with the One Track Mind Foundation, reinforcing trails in Idaho.

Thanks to all of our hard work, those dams in the ~3 mile span of the creek we were working on should help to break up the energy of the water come spring melt, and expand the wetlands allowing for new growth.

MCC Fellow launches into water restoration project

Micah recounts the recent windy and rocky hitch in the Winds.

Wherein The Powell Bozos Accept Reality…

Going through the ups and downs of a backcountry burn zone hitch.

Trail Work on Pebble Creek Legacy Trail

MCC Forestry Crew 8 takes on trail work, again…

With the summer season over for some crews, leaders from different departments within MCC expand their own knowledge and help supplement that of the forestry crews.

Happiness brought to the crew by member Hayden

Max recounts hitch 5 and 6 with his Central Divide crew.

Teens come together to form a cohesive team and see new perspectives

Max describes a rocky start, but a memorable finish with MCC.

As the summer season comes to an end, so does Field Crew 5’s time in the St. Joe’s Ranger District and the Idaho Panhandle (for the time being.)

Margaret recounts an eventful morning when the crew's truck broke down.

A poem describing a muddy hitch in Caribou-Targhee National Forest.

A song for our 100th stream restoration structure

Hilarity ensues from having 6 youth in the field

Henry recounts a fun time on hitch making pancakes!

The yellow crew learns to grid in the desert!

The "Lost Marbles" WRT crew ascends "Knapweed Mountain" with MCC Alumni

Benjamin describes the sights seen and lessons learned this summer while leading a YCC crew in Kootenai National Forest.

Gray recounts a recent hitch to restore a historic 1900s cabin.

Our only backcountry hitch came with new activities, challenges, and exciting memories to remember.

An account on 8 days of conducting re-forestation surveys in burn scars outside of Trout Creek

Max describes what his crew has been working on the past couple of hitches

Our crew's journey to Utah where we learned skills we may never have learned in Montana

Maggie recounts the challenges and sweet spots of a recent WRT hitch.

Patrick brings us along on a recent backcountry WRT hitch, mosquitos and all *smack*!

My journey of learning to appreciate every ridgetop.

What does a forestry crew do?

Molly recounts the biases encountered by the Womens+ crew and the strength the crew has gained from the experience.

Parting thoughts on our two hitches up on Green Mountain.

As our crew came to find out, there is a science on how to build the perfect rock cairn.

Frae shares with us the hardest hitch their crew has ever done, in Driggs, Idaho.

Lane recounts a recent hitch day-by-day in the Scapegoat Wilderness.

Black Crew's second backcountry hitch at Shoshone

Chainsaw fishies evolve into trail rats

Hannah appreciates the little things on a recent hitch in Yellowstone National Park

A poem that encapsulates our hitch and its members