MCC is hiring Forestry Crew Members! We focus on the growth of our members, transferable job skills, and making a positive impact on the climate and environment. Crew Members and their crews will camp while working on physically demanding conservation projects across the Northern Rockies and Plains. Project work could include trail maintenance and construction, habitat restoration, planting, backcountry work, forest fuels reduction, and more! MCC Northern Rockies Forestry crews offer opportunities to gain considerable field experience in a variety of Forest Service timber management activities on both the Flathead and Kootenai National Forests. These crews engage with agency Timber, Fire and Silviculture personnel, and receive training in Tree Species ID, Timber Stand Assessment, Tree Marking, Timber Sale Boundary Marking, Tree Planting, Silviculture Prescriptions, Reforestation Plot Surveying, Chainsaw Operations/Maintenance, Precommercial Thinning, Fireline/Fuelbreak Operations, Biochar generation, and more. If you are looking for something unique, want to address urgent climate change issues, and want to make a positive impact on the environment, then this is the perfect opportunity for you! Learn more about the project work here!
Location: Kalispell, MT
Ages: 17-30, up to 35 for military veterans
Term Dates: 05/17/2023-10/25/2023 OR 5/17/23 – 08/11/2023 (SUMMER TERM)
Living Allowance: $920.00 biweekly before taxes are taken out
AmeriCorps Education Award: $3,247.50 upon completion of term OR $1,824.07 (SUMMER TERM)
Health Insurance: Provided at NO COST (NOT AVAILABLE FOR SUMMER TERM)
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!!
High school degree, GED, or willingness to work towards obtaining a GED.
Ages 17-30, up to 35 for military veterans.
US Citizen, National, or Legal Permanent Resident.
Ability to hike 3-12 miles per day in terrain that can be steep, rocky or uneven, often wearing a 45lb backpack while carrying tools and sometimes backpacking with full packs of 60-70lbs.
Ability to lift up to 35 pounds repeatedly and use hand and power tools.
Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check.
Available for duration of entire term of service; commitment to completing term.
Strong service ethic and desire to serve the community and the environment.
Willing to work long, hard hours in all weather conditions.
Ability to be away on overnight trips for up to 10 days at a time.
About Montana Conservation Corps
Montana Conservation Corps' (MCC) promise is to ignite the potential - for leadership, for service, for action and resilience - that exists in every person. Founded in 1991, MCC is a private, nonprofit organization that serves Montana (and neighboring states), with offices in Bozeman, Helena, Missoula, and Kalispell. MCC receives Federal grant money through the Corporation for National & Community Service, which is used to provide participant stipends and education awards, as well as to support our programming. By weaving together leadership development, teamwork, civic engagement, and work-skills training with direct service to our lands and communities, MCC helps members develop competencies for achieving success. In return, our corps members protect amazing wild places. While most of the work we accomplish is in the field, our main goal is not to build trails but to help members develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to be active citizens in their community.