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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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The Latest Blog Articles:


Addi recounts this recent hitch in the Beartooth Mountains.

Kris praises the community found at MCC.

Jordan recounts their youth crew's recent 2-week hitch around the Flathead Valley.

Our time at Yellowstone National Park during MCC Expedition #2

Billy and Kyle share about their recent hitch where they worked to eradicate juniper.

Via recounts a recent hitch on the forestry crew!

"There once was a saw its name was Needles, It liked to cut all logs, All big small and little, It had a little secret though, A guilty pleasure one might say, Needles liked to eat dirt, Every night and day..."

Yellow Crews experience on the Dry Fork trail in Big Horn National Forest in Wyoming

Analiese recounts their crew's recent hitch full of a variety of projects with the Custer-Gallatin National Forest.

This hitch concluded our spraying for the summer! Our crew spent our days working with the Madison Park workers in the fields, meadows, and even dangerous geyser-infested areas of the park!

Reflections on a beautiful, challenging hitch in Glacier NP

Emma writes an ode to the unexpectedly beautiful Salmon-Challis National Forest.

Grace's musings on all of what forestry work encompasses.

The crew endured warm and allergy-heavy hitch in the rolling mountains of Bozeman

Maddie recounts an explosive recent hitch to East Rosebud to clean up the trail after the 2022 floods.

Aiden writes an ode to a mouse who takes a bite where it shouldn't.

Riley celebrates their crew earning their felling and bucking certs!

Hannah recounts overcoming a difficult start to the season through connection and forgiveness.

Thomas' short poem

Adaptability is an essential skill to develop and utilize.

Alex shares about how even as destructive as fire can be, there are some uses for charred wood.

a poem about it all

Senior Crew Leader Lane observes a crew's growth on a recent field visit.

A poem about Nez Fuels Field Crew 4 on Hitch 2 from MCC Western Wildlands

This is a poem about the Huckleberry Fire Lookout.

A challenging, but successful workday worked to improve our patience and perseverance as we endured snowy weather and unforeseen challenges.

This MCC crew got their first full look into managing invasive plants through herbicide spraying at multiple locations along the Gallatin Canyon.

A week spraying invasive weeds around Mammoth in Yellowstone National Park...

Nayeli recounts their crew's first 9-day hitch, including transportation via a bush plane!

This hitch was unique in comparison to previous; as not only were we now adept with our backpack sprayers, but we also endured puzzling weather which changed the consistency of our work days!

Being conscious of what it takes to make nature accessible.

A small peak into the tipsy turvy life of an MCC field crew.

Analiese shares some history of Big Hole National Battlefield, and the work their crew did there.

This WRT crew member recounts arriving in Krassel, preparing the cabin for the season, and what they're anticipating for the upcoming season.

Spencer and Halle propose some "Rake-ronyms"

Nya walks us through what it's like to learn how to identify trees!

Riley recounts how their crew rose from the ashes during a particularly difficult hitch.

A little writing to show the fun things we’ve learned!

Teal crew survives a great battle with the ferocious, but unsuspecting, beast, the tick.

Our hitch working with the Foys to Blacktail Trails Association.

“Time is like a river. You cannot touch the same water twice, because the flow that has passed will never pass again. Enjoy every moment.”

Michael recounts a recent hitch in Glacier National Park

Billy recounts their crew's first hitch with MCC: an introduction to trail work.

New and improved Reunion Flats campground

The Big Sky Watershed Corps Service Project is an annual volunteer event in partnership with local nonprofit organizations on the last day of Montana Conservation Corps’ Technical Skills training. Heather reflects on the event and the importance of community service.

a freeform poem, written during the course of FCM orientation and training, 05/20 - 05/24

This week, the Wildland Restoration Team spent the week training in Yellowstone alongside park employees; studying invasive weed removal, safety, and even plant surveying!

Our new GY crew members recap their first week.

A Short Poem about our time spent working with BLM Billings in the Badlands

WRT training hitch with Montana Freshwater Partners.