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Kelly Forks Residential Youth Conservation Corps Finish Program

Last week marked the end of the Kelly Forks Residential Youth Conservation Corps program for the 2022 season. Tahvo, Molly, Sophia, and Ryan all headed home after their final week of work in the program. Read on to see what they did during their last week in the program!

“We closed out our time at Kelly Forks with two days working alongside silviculture technicians. We spent these days pruning white pine, Idaho’s state tree, to prevent infection with blister rust. To celebrate the end of the season, we headed out to the Kamiah Supervisor’s office to tour the new building. Then we got together with the local YCC crews for career education, outdoor activities, and a barbecue. We are all very grateful for the opportunity to work and live out here!”

~Molly Franklin, Kelly Forks Residential YCC crew member

Big thank you to Tahvo, Molly, Sophia, Ryan, and Nicole (crew lead) for all of their hard work on important projects on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests. We hope they enjoyed their season as much as we enjoyed hosting them!

The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests is proud to host the Kelly Forks Residential Youth Conservation Corps (KFRYCC) program – a conservation and education work-based program for youth between the ages of 15 and 18. The crew is based out of the Kelly Forks Work Center along the North Fork of the Clearwater River and works together with the Forest Service to complete conservation projects that are pivotal to the agency’s success. Learn more about the program: https://www.fs.usda.gov/…/nezperc…/about-forest/jobs/…