Ennis National Fish Hatchery
Mountain-Prairie Region

Ennis Youth Conservation Corps: (Photos clockwise from top left): YCC students learn about invasive plants, Ennis scenery, Ennis YCC volunteers

Interested in spending a summer in Montana's beautiful Madison Valley?


For several years Ennis National Fish Hatchery has been providing a crew of local high school students the opportunity to work for a summer with the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) Program at a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service facility. The students work in all aspects of the hatchery and play an important role in day-to-day operations.


Students between the ages of 15 and 18 years of age may apply for summer employment. Applications may be obtained from Ennis National Fish Hatchery beginning February 1 and ending April 15. The summer-long program generally begins the second week of June and finishes sometime around the second week of August. Participants will earn the current minimum hourly wage. Work includes feeding fish, spawning fish, keeping up the grounds, and performing facililty maintenance. Students are supervised by hatchery staff.


The Ennis National Fish Hatchery summer YCC program is an excellent opportunity for students to experience working in the beautiful Madison Valley. The hatchery is located minutes away from the world famous Madison River and within an hours drive of Yellowstone Park.


Visit the Mountain-Prairie Region YCC Web Site