Big Sky Watershed Corps

About Big Sky Watershed Corps

Big Sky Watershed Corps 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 2013, the program has become a statewide success with members making strides in watershed research, project planning and implementation, education and outreach, and community engagement.  Big Sky Watershed Corps members are currently serving 27 different conservation organizations statewide.  

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

Big Sky Watershed Corps

Host a Big Sky Watershed Corp Member

If your organization has a big project on the horizon or just needs some additional help, consider hosting a Big Sky Watershed Corps Member. Applications for 2019 will be available this spring. You can find the 2018 application packet here:  Feel free to contact Erin Farris-Olsen with any questions about the program at

Interested in Becoming a Member?

“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, Water Programs Manager at Madison Conservation District and MWCC Board President

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.