BIG SKY WATERSHED CORPS
BSWC members work throughout Montana with a partner agency referred to as a “host site”. BSWC is a year long extensive experience. You will gain first hand skills with resource management, community engagement, and education. Over your year, you will make a measurable difference in local conservation efforts while gaining valuable hands-on professional skills in natural resources. BSWC is offered through a partnership of the Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Montana, the Montana Watershed Coordination Council, and the Montana Conservation Corps.
Location: Varies based on host site placement
Program Dates: January 11 through November 19, 2021
Living Allowance: $635 biweekly
AmeriCorps Education Award: $6,195.00 upon completion of the program
Member Assistance Program: Free access to confidential mental health services, medical advocacy, financial assistance, legal assistance, life coaching and more.
Members of this program serve with a host site completing natural resources-related projects. Members receive training in outreach & communication, grant writing & management, hydrologic field techniques, Montana agricultural management, GIS, and more. BSWC members project focus and outcomes vary depending on the host site members are serving with. To learn more about what some past members have accomplished during their term of service check out the past projects links on the IPP home page.