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Fuels and Fire Crew Leader


At MCC, we focus on the growth of our participants, positively impacting our climate and environment, and transferable job skills.  Crew Leaders and their crews will camp while working on physically demanding and essential natural resource and conservation projects on some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the Northern Rockies and Plains.  Our crew leaders go through a leadership development program crafted over two decades to enhance their confidence, resilience, and technical capabilities.   This crew will work in the Salmon Challis National Forest for the duration of the season. Work will primarily consist of wildland fuels mitigation projects, a high proportion of chainsaw use, fireline construction and other forest health monitoring activities. Learn more about the project work here!  

This crew will allow you to get loads of chainsaw time and expose you to connections in the fuels reduction and fire world.  Crews receive basic wildland fire certifications such as Red Card, S130, S190, Nationally recognized saw certifications, and Basic First Aid.   This crew is an opportunity to contribute to forest health, reduce the impact of wildland fire, and create a pathway to a career in wildland fire.   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! 

Location: Helena, MT
Ages: 18-35
Program Dates: 02/27/2023 - 10/27/2023 
Living Allowance: $1,120 biweekly before taxes are taken out
AmeriCorps Education Award: $4,826.50 upon completion of the program
Health Insurance: Provided at NO COST
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!! 
MCC is committed to being diverse, welcoming, and inclusive. We are working to reduce barriers to participating in our programs. This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, marital or parental status, genetic information, and military service. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.  Learn more about Identity and Equity @ MCC!