The Big Sky Watershed Corps program is currently accepting applications to host a member in 2022. Applications are due by Friday, September 3, 2021. Funding to offset the cost of hosting a BSWC member is available through the MWCC Watershed Fund and through the Montana Association of Conservation Districts. For more details on MWCC funding, see our Request for Proposals. For more details about MACD’s funding, see the MACD Cost Share Funding Application.
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. BSWC members are currently serving 34 different conservation organizations statewide. 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. To apply to host a member in 2022, go to this link. For more information about hosting a BSWC member at your organization, contact MWCC Watershed Programs Coordinator Terri Nichols at firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply to serve as a BSWC member, go to the Montana Conservation Corps website.
“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.