Austin Moran one of two youth leaders diggning a hole for a fence post at the Creston Fish Hatchery's Nature Trail.
The eight-week YCC program gives young people experience working on many different projects. These jobs were both on the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Reservation and at the Creston National Fish Hatchery and included scraping and painting buildings, cleaning hatchery fish tanks, restoring acres of native plants, controlling noxious weeds, surveying weeds, pit tagging fish, building and maintaining trails and habitat fences, installing a nature based outdoor classroom, planting native vegetation, surveying for lizards, gathering tree moss, clearing brush, working with swans, picking up trash along the Flathead River, as well as a variety of activities on the National Bison Range.
Credit: Creston NFH/ USFWS
April 18, 2014
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