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    Forest Service road 311 temporarily closed at Big Creek Bridge

    September 18, 2019

    The Red River Ranger District of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests wants the public to be prepared for an upcoming bridge construction project on Forest Service road 311 at Big Creek, located southeast of Elk City and west of Dixie Summit. Read more.

    The Forest Service is installing a new SCAT machine in Riggins

    September 16, 2019

    The Salmon River is one of the wildest and cleanest rivers in the world. To keep it that way, all river users are required to carry out human waste (feces) in portable toilets that can be dumped and cleaned at approved disposal facilities. To provide a user-friendly and sanitary way to dispose of human waste, the Forest Service is installing a new cleaning station with a septic treatment and collection (SCAT) machine in Riggins. Read more.

    Volunteers and partners clear Rhoda Creek Trail in Central Idaho priority area

    September 13, 2019

    A partnership between the USDA Forest Service, Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation, Idaho Conservation Corps, and local Backcountry Horsemen has re–established access on the Rhoda Creek trail system, located in the Selway–Bitterroot Wilderness on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests. Read more.

    Birthday Celebration and Historic Smokey Bear Portraits Exhibit at Lolo Pass Visitor Center

    Sept. 13, 2019

    The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests are honored to host the Smokey Bear Historic Portrait Tour exhibit at the Lolo Pass Visitor Center from September 16 through September 29, 2019. The exhibit will be open for public viewing during regular business hours, daily from 7:30 am to 4:15 pm, Pacific Time. A special birthday celebration is scheduled for Saturday, September 21 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The family friendly celebration boasts numerous events including a fire ecology talk, lookout tower presentation and, of course, cake and a visit from Smokey Bear. Read more.

    Forest Service accepting applications for seasonal workforce

    Sept. 6, 2019

    Beginning September 16, the USDA Forest Service will be accepting applications for seasonal jobs throughout the agency’s Northern Region, which includes Montana, northern Idaho, and the Dakotas. These positions begin in spring/summer 2020 and are available in multiple fields, including fire, recreation, natural resources, timber, engineering, visitor services, and archaeology. Read more.

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