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Pathways Newsletter


There is a lot that happens at Montana Conservation Corps.  From member stories in the field to the latest happenings at MCC you can find that information in articles from our Pathways newsletter.  If you would like to receive this as an e-newsletter in your inbox sign up here.

In this article, we recap the success of our May fundraisers- the Whitefish Community Foundation Day of Giving and Unity, and Gallatin Valley Give Big.

This summer MCC is running two women’s fire crews: one partnering with the Bureau of Land Management and the other the National Park Service. In mid-May, I traveled to Whitehall, MT to interview the BLM crew on one of their first hitches about why they chose wildland fire, what they’re looking forward to this season, and what it’s like to be in a male-dominated field.

In this blog, we introduce our new VP of Programs Stacey and talk about what she is bringing to the MCC table.

Our Missouri River Watershed Program Coordinator, Autumn Christenson, tells the story of one of our 2020 Big Sky Watershed Corps members Connor Mertz, and his trials and tribulations serving under the new Healthy Watershed Consortium Grant.

One of MCC’s flagship programs is the Leadership Development Program (LDP), a 3-month intensive training experience to build emotional intelligence, develop group facilitation competencies, and practice technical project skills. Ally Winship, one of nearly 100 AmeriCorps Field Crew Leaders for this season, reflects on her experience of the LDP this spring.

President Biden’s vision for a Civilian Climate Corps is full of promise and opportunity for MCC and our partners.

There’s no place better suited to renew America’s legacy of conservation, restore our health following the COVID-19 pandemic, foster equity and respect for all, and rekindle our spirit as a nation united in purpose. After a challenging year, MCC is renewed with hope and purpose.

MCC adapts the Leadership Training Program to mitigate COVID risks

Part 2: Thriving with The Tools at Hand

Part 1: The Pandemic Breaks and We Persevere

A Billings native, Molly served with MCC back in 2010 with the Northern Rockies region. Now, Molly works at Bandwidth Inc. as a Senior Business Analyst where she bridges the gap between the IT and customer support teams. She is also a certified yoga instructor and enjoys volunteering in her community. Read on for more about her time with MCC and to see how her experiences shaped her life and career path.

Isn’t one year of AmeriCorps service enough? Meet Emilie Henry, an MCC Big Sky Watershed Corps (BSWC) member returning for her second season with more experience and determination than ever to get things done for the Flathead watershed.