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Field Program

[Image Description: Two MCC members taking a brief break; one is sitting on a rock, the other is standing nearby. They are both in their uniforms, looking out at the expansive, mountain view surrounding them.]

Finn recaps their crew's last hitch lopping willows

Two beautiful hitches in the Bechler National Forest

Talk about working in the public!

Wherein Our Jungian Shadows Reveal Us in Relief

More than potatoes in Idaho

Sar muses on why they joined MCC.

Our third hitch of the summer season on Moose Ridge in the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness that climber 3,000ft in three miles.

Max recounts their crew's very last hitch

An ode to afternoon snacks around the bear bag.

We barely minded crunching and lunching next to all those cow patties!

The Last Hitch of 2023

Max recounts their crew's recent hitch to make prairie fencing wildlife-friendly.

What is Nebraska like? The answer might surprise you.

Crew member Liberty reflects on the fall season in Wyoming.

Sunshine and Rainbows Are Over

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

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.

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.

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

The yellow crew learns to grid in the desert!

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

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.