MCC’s Individual Placement Programs place AmeriCorps members elbow to elbow with natural resource professionals in the field. Members serve with a host site organization gaining valuable hands-on training and experience. Members get personalized attention and engage with our custom curriculum to enhance their experience.
We’re passionate about the land and water and work hard to make sure it’s healthy and available for future generations. Our Individual Placement Programs are designed to meet these goals by collaborating with partners in the surrounding area. The program works with nearly one hundred different partners including federal/state agencies, Tribal Nations, Conservation Districts, non-profits, and other community-based conservation organizations.
With such a vast array of partners and the broad agenda of natural resource-related work, what a term of service can look like in an Individual Placement Program varies widely. Projects within the programs have included developed recreation, education and outreach, land management, soil research and monitoring, watershed and restoration research and planning, and much, much more.
INDIVIDUAL PLACEMENT PROGRAM STAFF
“This experience changed my life. I have learned so much in my time with MCC, gained a new understanding of perspectives, have a greater appreciation for community members, and got a job all because of the Montana Conservation Corps"
PAST MEMBER PROJECTS
Lake County Pollinators
The AmeriCorps member serving with the Lake County Conservation District shows how local pollinator plots were planted with free seed from the Lake County Conservation District's Pollinator Initiative.
Deep Creek Watershed Restoration Plan
The AmeriCorps member serving with the Broadwater Conservation District helped to create, write, and implement Broadwater County's Deep Creek Watershed Restoration Plan.
Grizzly Bears Beyond Yellowstone
The AmeriCorps member serving with the Wildlife Conservation Society created this Esri Story Map to address partnerships between wildlife and communities across shared landscapes.
Education and Outreach
AmeriCorps members have multiple opportunities to impact their communities through watershed education and outreach.