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Montana Conservation Corps is a nationally-recognized Montana-based nonprofit dedicated to inspiring young people through hands-on conservation service to be leaders, stewards of the land, and engaged citizens who improve their communities.  MCC young adult and youth crews work on public land conservation projects throughout Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, and the Dakotas. 

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Jono McKinney, President/CEO  | 406-587-4475 ext. 103   jono at


Trending Stories

  • Pattee Creek Watershed Project Planned

    Read more about BSWC member Mackenzie's project in partnership with Stormwater Utility Missoula to reduce water pollution in Pattee Creek by introducing native plants.

  • Females on the frontlines: St. Norbert College graduate is debunking stereotypes and helping diversify the fire industry

  • Female Firefighters Changing Future of Industry

    ABC News; Kayna Whitworth reports on the female firefighters on the wildfire frontlines fighting to save the environment while knocking down gender stereotypes.

  • Volunteers Hit the Trails and Build A New One

    MISSOULA — Here in Montana, you usually don’t have to go far to find a trail to get lost in. Walking through the woods is a pastime for those of us lucky enough to call this state home. On Saturday for National Public Lands day, a team of about 50 got to work on Mount Dean Stone, just south of Missoula.

  • MCC Alum Surya Milner writes about the new CCC and their experience with MCC in "A New Conservation Corps for the Climate".

  • Montana Conservation Corps: An Opportunity to Learn to Live

    HELENA — Just south of Helena, the Montana Conservation Corps has officially wrapped up a fire mitigation project, where crew members were tasked with removing aerial fuel for a prescribed burn, or in the event of a fire in the area.

  • Big Sky Watershed Corps member Colin Threlkeld was recently featured on the Great Falls based podcast, We're No Dam Experts. Colin is serving his term with the Central and Eastern Montana Invasive Species Team (CEMIST) working on invasive species prevention, education, and outreach east of the divide. In the podcast, Colin chats with the hosts about invasive species, what we can do to prevent their spread, and where we can go to learn more.

  • Roots Against Erosion: Skalkaho Bend Erosion Protection Project Takes Shape
    Big Sky Watershed Corps Program's Ellie Devos works alongside Corvallis volunteer Linda Whittington earlier this year to place weed mats around native plants that will eventually become a living wall to stop erosion at Hamilton's Skalkaho Bend Park. The project was sponsored by the Bitter Root Water Forum.

  • A new partnership between the Sheridan Community Land Trust and Sheridan County Conservation District will aid watershed health throughout the area, as Maggie DeFosse recently joined both organizations as a Watershed Health AmeriCorps through the Big Sky Watershed Corps, part of the Montana Conservation Corps.

  • MT Conservation Corps receives National Park Foundation grant

  • Montana Conservation Corps Helps Conserve Important Part Of Fairview Community

  • New trail signs installed at Four Dances Recreation Area near Billings

  • Hear Montana Conservation Corps’ Paige Kirby talk about her enviable experiences out in the great outdoors this summer. She appeared on Glacier Bank Community Conversations segment of the KGEZ Good Morning Show with John Hendricks and Robin Mitchell on Wednesday, September 23, 2020.

  • A Montana Conservation Corps trail building crew, is extending rotary canyon trail at Beaver Creek Park.

  • In partnership with Wyoming Pathways and the US Forest Service, a Montana Conservation Corps crew is working trail construction on the Shoshone National Forest 25 miles outside of Dubois and 50 miles from downtown Jackson.