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    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.


    Stacia Morfin is Lolo Pass Visitor Center’s Artist in Residence Sept. 14–15

    Sept. 9, 2019


    Lolo Pass Visitor Center will welcome Stacia Morfin for the visitor center’s Artist in Residence program on Saturday, Sept. 14 and Sunday, Sept. 15. Morfin will be at the visitor center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (PDT) each day sharing Nez Perce (Nimiipuu) history and culture with visitors at Lolo Pass. Read more.


    Scoping period begins for Pete King project; public meeting Sept. 18

    Sept. 6, 2019


    The Lochsa-Powell Ranger District of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests has initiated a scoping period for the Pete King Wildlife Restoration project, effective September 6. At this time, members of the public are invited to submit comments related to the project’s Proposed Action. The scoping period ends October 7. A public meeting about the project has been scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. (PDT) at Fenn Ranger Station, located approximately five miles east of Lowell on Selway River Road #223. 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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