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Adult Conservation Crews

Fuels and Fire Crew Leader


  • Women's Fuels and Fire Crew Leader : Greater Yellowstone

    Location : Bozeman, MT
    Age: 18-35
    Program Dates: 2/27/2023-8/11/2023
    Living Allowance: $1,120.00 biweekly before taxes are taken out
    AmeriCorps Education Award: $3,447.50 upon completion of the program
    Health Insurance: Provided at NO COST
    Member Assistance Program: Free 24/7 access to confidential behavioral health counseling, financial assistance, medical/legal advocacy, and more!
    Food Per Diem while on Projects
    Access to Pro Deals!
    Housing options may be available in specific regions; talk with a Program Manager to learn more!!
    Certifications: Red Card, S130, S190, Nationally recognized saw certifications, Basic First Aid

    This crew offers an intentional and supportive work environment for anyone who identifies as a woman and/or femme. We welcome trans applicants who are comfortable in a femme-identifying space. MCC’s Women’s Fuels and Fire Crews work in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS) with one crew working primarily in Yellowstone National Park and the other in Grand Teton National Park. This program focuses heavily on education and exposure, providing participants with the opportunity to shadow and work alongside our agency partners to gain skills and knowledge in natural resource management, specifically related to the field of wildland firefighting.

    Should conditions allow, upon completion of your term of service with MCC it is the goal of the National Park Service to provide you with the opportunity to deploy on a fire assignment. You will NOT be on an active fire/prescribed burn during your term with Montana Conservation Corps. Participants must pass medical screening and must meet the Federal Wildland Firefighter Medical Standards for arduous duty wildland firefighting.

  • Fuels and Fire Crew Leader : Central Divide

    Location: Helena, MT
    Program Dates: 2/27/2023 - 10/27/2023
    Ages: 18- 35
    Living Allowance: $1,120.00 biweekly before taxes are taken out
    AmeriCorps Education Award: $4,826.50 upon completion of the program
    Health Insurance: Provided at NO COST
    Member Assistance Program: Free 24/7 access to confidential behavioral health counseling, financial assistance, medical/legal advocacy, and more!
    Food Per Diem while on Projects
    Access to Pro Deals!
    Housing options may be available in specific regions; talk with a Program Manager to learn more!!
    Certifications: Red Card, S130, S190, Nationally recognized saw certifications, Basic First Aid

    This crew has the potential to be deployed on wildland fire incident responses and prescribed burn projects.
    The majority of the project work will include chainsaw work with the Salmon Challis National Forest in Idaho.


These crews will consist of 2 leaders and 4 members. These crews receive training and certifications to prepare for fire crew work after the term has ended.

Work includes:  wildland fuels mitigation projects, high amount of chainsaw use, fireline construction and forest health monitoring activities. Other projects include: building or maintaining trails, treating or removing invasive species, building fences, and many more.  Not all crews will work on all types of projects.  

This crew will allow you to get loads of trigger time and expose you to connections in the fuel’s reduction and fire world. If you're ready for a rugged season with a lot of hard work, this is the crew for you!

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