Montana Conservation Corps’ Veterans Green Corps is a summer job skills training program that combines public land conservation, technical training and education. Participants gain leadership and teamwork skills aimed at careers in wildfire and forestry management on public lands.

2011 participant Steve Kokal highly recommended the MCC for new veterans, especially those recently returned from AOR deployments. “The mix of remote living in a stateside setting provides an excellent re-integration into civilian life,” Kokal said.

Veterans Green Corps will be based out of Billings and Helena, with project work on the Charles M. Russell Wildlife Refuge and the Bridger Teton National Forest in Montana, and the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest in southern Wyoming and northern Colorado. The project is focused on fuels reduction, so an interest in using chainsaws and crosscut saws is essential.

Participants receive an AmeriCorps living stipend and upon completion of the program, an AmeriCorps education award to pursue education opportunities and technical training.

Contact Tauzha Grantham at (406) 651-1311 or tauzha@mtcorps.org for more information. mtcorps.org</a>