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Recruiting starts for the Youth Forest Monitoring Program

People can join the Forest Service and Montana Discovery Foundation outside this summer and gain experience monitoring forest conditions


Last updated 2/25/2021 at 10:14am

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Two students from the 2020 Youth Forest Monitor Program collect data. The program is accepting applications for the 2021 season.

HELENA - The Montana Discovery Foundation and the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest are looking for one field instructor and seven incoming high school students who love the outdoors-or are curious about the outdoor-based jobs-to apply to the 2021 Youth Forest Monitoring Program, or YFMP.

"Students gain a great deal of confidence collecting data in the field and presenting their recommendations to our forest managers," said YFMP Program Leader Liz Burke. "Our 2020 students met the challenge of working safely outdoors, following Covid safely protocols, and holding themselves up to a h...

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