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, nonprofits, and other community-based conservation organizations.
With such a vast array of partners and the broad portfolio 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
Watershed Health and Restoration
AmeriCorps members have the opportunity to help create, write, and implement Watershed Restoration Plans. Broadwater Conservation District's Deep Creek Watershed Restoration Plan
Members also have the opportunity to work with producers to enhance river conservation efforts. Managing Livestock for Stream Health: A Story on Muddy Creek
Members of the Individual Placements Programs have the opportunity to directly impact watersheds, landscapes, and communities of the Rockies. Check out some of our past member blogs!
Making Barrels of Impact by Emma Kelsick
Streaming Young Minds Into Stewardship by Grace Pierstorff
A Beginner's Guide to Preserving Montana's Native Trout Populations by Reyna Abreu-Vigil
A Year as the Beaver Guy by Jacob LeVitus
AmeriCorps members have multiple opportunities to impact their communities through conservation-focused projects.