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The Bitterroot National Forest will temporarily open several roads this summer for the public to access personal use firewood.  

The Bitterroot National Forest is looking for young adults, ages 15-18, who are interested in working on a Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) Crew this summer.

YCC is a summer youth employment program that engages young people in meaningful work experiences on national parks, forests, and wildlife refuges. Youth are engaged in fun, exciting work projects designed to develop an ethic of environmental stewardship and civic responsibility. Crew members also have the opportunity to work and learn alongside federal employees in a wide range of natural and environmental projects.

The Bitterroot Forest crew will be directly supervised by two crew leaders from the Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) and will work on various projects across the forest. This is the third summer in-a-row that the Bitterroot will host a crew in partnership with MCC.

Outdoor projects will include trail and recreation site maintenance, fence building or repair, and other types of conservation work. Bending, lifting and hiking distances of several miles will be required; a high level of fitness is recommended.

Tentative dates of employment are June 17 – Aug. 9. To apply, visit www.fs.fed.us/working-with-us/opportunities-for-young-people/youth-conservation-corps-opportunities and print off the application or ask your high school counselor for an application. Please mail applications to the Darby Ranger District, PO Box 388, Darby, MT 59829. The deadline to apply is April 15, 2019.

For more information, contact Erica Strayer, Recreation Program Manager at 406-821-4252.

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