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The Youth in Restoration Program (YIR) was developed to expose high school students to the processes involved in land management. YIR provides youth career mentorship and on the ground experience in natural resource/conservation work while building and strenthening partnerships within a diverse mix of stewardship and management organizations.


The extensive parnerships involved in making this program successful enable the YIR to work with a variety of experts within different levels of land management. The youth crew is involved with; weed management professionals from state and federal agencies, conservation managers from the City and the University, botonist and range technicians from BLM, DNRC and Forest Service, local ranchers and land stewards from non-profit partners. The partnerships between state, federal and private agencies will ensure a variety of land-use/conservation/restoration work experience for the youth crew and the collaboration is beneficial for all.

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Program Partners:
Five Valleys Land Trust
The Nature Conservancy
City of Missoula Conservation Lands
University of Montana Natural Areas
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes
Lolo National Forest Bureau of Land Management
Fish, Wildlife & Parks
MT Biological Control Project
MPG Ranch
Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation
Missoula County Parks
Clearwater Resource Council
Blackfoot Challenge


Is the Youth in Restoration Program for you?

Are you a high school student age 14-18 years old?

Can you get to the Missoula County Weed District office Monday - Friday by 8:00 a.m.

Will miss no more than 4 workdays throughout the 8-9 week employment period.

Do you enjoy hands-on tasks, outdoors in all kinds of weather and locations?

Do you like having fun working to improve or restore public lands?

Does camping as part of your job sound fun?



Important Dates:

Apply by Wednesday, May 3rd, 2021

Interviews To be determined

Employment typically runs from third week of June through the third week of August 



See what our partners think

The Nature Conservancy

Five Valleys Land Trust


For more information contact Steffany @ (406) 258-4211 or email steffany@ missoulaeduplace.org


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