About Big Sky Watershed Corps
Big Sky Watershed Corps is an Americorps program that places young professionals in Montana watershed communities where they make a measurable difference in local conservation efforts. BSWC is currently beginning its fourth year and has been a huge success within the state, with members making strides in watershed research, project planning and implementation, watershed education and outreach, and community engagement.
This program is an awesome opportunity; allowing young professionals to work closely with a watershed community, implement specialized projects, and provide foundational assistance within their assigned organizations.
BSWC is offered through a partnership with the Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Montana, Montana Conservation Corps, and the Montana Watershed Coordination Council.
BSWC Member of the Month!
Katie Mumford- Broadwater Conservation District
Katie is Broadwater Conservation district’s 4th Big Sky watershed Corps member, and is serving her second term with the District. She is originally from Appleton, Wisconsin and graduated with a degree in Natural Resources, emphasizing ecological restoration. Katie is a huge fan of the Green Bay Packers, fishing, camping, and hiking. She assists the district in conservation efforts such as stream flow monitoring and reporting, the Deep Creek Watershed Restoration Plan, aquatic and terrestrial invasive species, Townsend Stream Team, and drought resiliency.
Over the last year Broadwater Conservation District received the Watershed Stewardship Award, and have been busy addressing AIS threats in the region, implementing drought resiliency measures, and working with the Townsend Stream Team. Katie has been a leading force behind the Stream Team and made an awesome video showcasing their work. You can check out the video here.
To learn more about the Broadwater Conservation District and the work Katie is doing check out their website at broadwatercd.org.
Check out the bios of other members and learn more about participating host sites
BSWC is a unique program, and benefits organizations ranging from watershed groups, conservation districts, non-profits, water quality protection districts, and Native American Tribes. Some groups decide to partner with different entities when hosting a BSWC members.
These partnerships offer members a diverse experience and demonstrate what community collaboration is all about. Click on the categories below to learn more about 2017 the host site organizations, and the members serving them.
Host a Big Sky Watershed Corps Member
If your organization has water related projects and goals, consider hosting a Big Sky Watershed Corps Member. This partnership contributes to the professional development of college graduates and provides watershed communities with new energy, ideas, and capacity. Feel free to contact Erin Farris Olsen with any questions regarding BSWC at firstname.lastname@example.org
Apply Now for 2018!
Applications for 2018 are being accepted at this time. You can find the 2018 application packet here: BSWC 2018 application packet
Interested in Becoming a Member?
The Montana Conservation Corp accepts applications year round for all positions and terms generally extend from January to November.