Friends of the Dillon Ranger District is announcing an exciting new program, Youth Forest Stewards, (YFS) for high school students (age 14-18). Youth who participate in this five-month long forest stewardship program will learn a variety of trail maintenance techniques, while building a community of like-minded students focused on bettering the White River National Forest.
This group will meet monthly from May through September for a forest stewardship project. Each month, the type of project will differ: new trail construction, forestry project, rehabilitation project, wildlife habitat restoration, etc. The culmination of this program will result in the students planning, promoting, and leading a volunteer project of their own in September. This will allow students to get together with other like-minded students and make a real difference in the forest.