Fall Trek 2017 Reflections Bob Marshall Wilderness

Unprepared, and with a heavy burden strapped to my back, I ascended the mountain into Big Sky Country.  Now for someone who’s never backpacked a day in his life, Headquarters Pass isn’t exactly warm and welcoming.  You’re going straight up along rocky ravines.  It’s starting you off on level ten.  Instead of getting off the bus…

Montana Conservation Corp Internship

By Stratton Taylor Last Summer, stepping to the office of the Montana Conservation Corp with all the new crew members was a bit nerve wracking. Like a freshmen in high school I had to navigate through different people, personalities and share my desire for environmental stewardship. The season passed like wildfire and before I knew…

Internship with GUTS!

By Agate Gamble In the recent months I have had the opportunity to intern with the GUTS! (Girls Using their Strengths) program at the YWCA with Tabby Espinoza as my supervisor. The mission of GUTS! is to promote community based strength and comfortably in what it means to be a young woman. GUTS! combats negative…

The Great Bear Foundation Internship

By Abram Kimball There are currently eight bear species on Earth: black bears, brown bears, Asiatic bears, giant pandas, polar bears, sloth bears, spectacles bears, and sun bears. Over the last few months, I have been learning about these eight species while interning with the Great Bear Foundation, a fantastic group of people dedicated to…

Monitoring Weeds at Rock Creek

By Mariah McIntosh Five Valleys Land Trust, the sponsoring organization for my internship, purchased the property that contains the confluence of Rock Creek and the Clark Fork River in 2012. Previously, it had been destined to become a 36-unit subdivision, where people could purchase large houses that would look out on a large man-made pond…

Wilderness Institute’s Young Iraqi Leaders Program

By Isabel Langlois I am spending my internship working with the Wilderness Institute’s Young Iraqi Leaders program. IYLP is a program through the State Department that brings high school aged students to the United States to build leadership through experiential learning at a handful of Universities in the US. Many Universities applied to be a…

Buggin’ Out at the Insectarium!

By Sam Olson You saw right! It’s an insect, not a twig! Amazing how things of the world reflect the world. This Vietnamese Walking Stick has survived to pass on its genes because it’s been confused for a twig; in some predator’s eyes, it IS a twig! How we represent the world and how the…

Matt Cvitkovich Internship Blog Post

As I transitioned into the spring semester there was a whole lot of momentum still rolling from my from the work and experience that took place in the fall and winter surrounding standing rock.  For my internship this semester I wanted to try to find a way to utilize the momentum in the mix and…

Oxbow Cattle Company Internship

Jeremy Oades Internship Blog Entry During my time here at the University of Montana I have developed a passion for agriculture. Stemming from this passion I wanted to do an internship that followed this passion while still meeting the requirements for the course. I was fortunate enough to acquire an internship with Oxbow Cattle Company…

Bitteroot and MPG Tracking With Casey

By Jordan Nigh The tracking field trip taught me more about the close, very detailed expression of tracking and how it is a prolonged process. Casey said it took him years to be a specialist of tracking, and being 100 percent accurate is the main goal. However, you can never be completely sure what was…

Black Butte Copper Project

By Chrissy Webb and Matt Cvitkovich Last Friday we made the journey to White Sulphur Springs to meet with executives of Tintina Resources to discuss their proposed Black Butte Copper Project in central Montana. We entered into the field trip with negative pre-conceived ideas about mining, but compared to the other miners we spoke with…