Teens Learn & Work In Conservation Jobs
Clearwater Basin Youth Conservation Corps
KOOSKIA, ID – Teens have been busy in the forest this summer learning the value of hard work in the forest. The Clearwater Basin Youth Conservation Corps started their season the week of June 17th. Since then crews have been working all over the Clearwater Valley with professionals from the Forest Service, Army Corps of Engineers, the National Park Service, and more.
During their first week, crews worked in the Lochsa River corridor. They were supporting timber and silviculture (the growing and cultivation of trees) programs in the forest, pruning western white pines at one campground, and cutting back blackberry bushes at another. They’ve also spent considerable time setting up irrigation systems, working on roads, and helping out in orchards.
This week crews are working on grounds in the City of Potlatch among other places. They’ll be doing site maintenance, working on trails, and building fences.
Photos Courtesy: Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests