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Big Sky Watershed Corps

About Big Sky Watershed Corps

Big Sky Watershed Corps (BSWC) is an AmeriCorps program that places young professionals in Montana’s watershed communities to make a measurable difference in local conservation initiatives. Since its inception in 2011, the program has become a statewide success, with members making strides in watershed research, project planning and implementation, education and outreach, and community engagement.  In 2022, 42 BSWC members are serving conservation organizations across the state, from the Yaak Valley to Carter County.  Check out the bios of this outstanding group of young conservationists here.

BSWC members serve from early January through mid-November each year. The BSWC Program accepts applications to host BSWC members each summer for the following year. For more information about hosting a BSWC member at your organization, contact MWCC Watershed Programs Coordinator Terri Nichols at To apply to serve as a BSWC member, go to the Montana Conservation Corps website.

Big Sky Watershed Corps is offered through a partnership with the Montana Association of Conservation Districts, Montana Conservation Corps, and the Montana Watershed Coordination Council.

“The Big Sky Watershed Corps program provided many unique opportunities for me to work alongside conservation professionals in Montana. The technical skills, professional development, and networking opportunities offered in the program opened new doors that elevated my career in ways I’d never expected. I’m fortunate to have discovered how to apply my passion into a lifelong career, and I appreciate the role BSWC played in jumpstarting my career.”  —Ethan Kunard, MWCC Executive Director and former Water Programs Manager at Madison Conservation District

Select the link below to learn about positions with the Big Sky Watershed Corps program. The Montana Conservation Corps accepts applications year-round. Learn more about becoming a BSWC Member.