What They Do

Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) empowers youth and young adults through hands-on conservation service and education. Each season MCC engages over 400 young adults from across the country in work programs where they live, learn, and serve together in some of our country’s wildest places. They complete conservation projects in local communities, national forests, state and national parks, wildlife refuges, and federally designated wilderness areas.

What We Love

MCC gets the next generation of leaders outdoors and into nature, jumpstarting a commitment to wild places. MCC’s focus on leadership development and skills training provides valuable work experience that will pay a lifetime of dividends for young adults. Plus, MCC recently launched an initiative that will help diversify the communities that it serves—focusing on young leaders with multicultural backgrounds and on women. Another initiative focuses on recruiting and training military veterans.

Photo credit: Kyle Martens

Program Area

Fund Advisor