Summer Programs

WEN offers a variety of summer programming for high school-aged students. Click below for more information.

George Kesel Watershed Education Network

Liam Wood Fly Fishers: Students spend one week learning to fly fish and tie flies from expert river guides and fly fishing gurus! This summer program is only offered in years with partner funding. Please contact Deb to discuss funding possibilities.

In collaboration with Lolo National Forest, WEN began summer Youth Conservation Corps and Conservation Service Corps (YCC) in 2014. WEN now leads YCC programs employing youth 15-18 years old each summer as support is available through Lolo National Forest.


DSCN2494Youth Conservation Corps: Lolo National Forest (LNF) has a long partnership with WEN to offer a Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) Summer Monitoring Program. Our 8-member crew of high school-aged youth are paid to spend 4 weeks collecting data in Lolo National Forest lands and waterways. Crew members monitored streams, decommissioned logging roads, and areas restored from mining. In addition to monitoring projects, students met with professionals working on monitoring projects in and around western Montana. Some included, meeting with Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks to assist in triangulating collared grizzly bears and observing a bird monitoring program at MPG Ranch in Florence.