Big Sky Watershed Corps

Now Accepting Applications to Host a BSWC Member in 2021

The Big Sky Watershed Corps (BSWC) Program is now accepting applications from organizations interested in  hosting a BSWC member in 2021. The deadline to apply is Friday, September 11.

Click HERE to apply. Scroll down for more information about the BSWC Program.

Funding Available to Host a BSWC Member

The MWCC Watershed Fund has funding to help our Partners implement DEQ-approved Watershed Restoration Plans (WRPs) by hosting a BSWC member in 2021. A total of $35,000 is available. Up to $6,000 may be awarded to each qualifying organization. Proposals are due by 5 pm on Friday, July 31, 2020, and applicants will know by the end of August whether they have received funding.

2020 MWCC Partners employing the Watershed Approach to conservation in their work are eligible if they plan to host a BSWC member for 2021 and they expect that member to spend 25% or more of their time on WRP implementation. For more information on eligibility and how to apply, read the Request for Proposals.


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 local conservationists here.

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

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

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BSWC Fact Sheet

“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.