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Students learn about wildland fire Print E-mail

4th graders learn about renewable forests

     Fourth grade students ran with a parachute and squirted an engine hose as they enjoyed a day in the Forest experiencing how forest lands recover after wildland fire.   Forest visits were organized by Courtney Couch, Forest Service Fire Education and Prevention Specialist.  Each day-long field trip took place at Spring Bar, O’Hara Creek and Musselshell Creek, three fire affected areas on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests.6-23-16-school-kids-and-fir

     Students were divided into groups and heard seven different presentations on wildland fire. Presentations included wildland engine operations, helicopter operations, what it means to be a smokejumper, the science behind prescribed burning, the ecological benefits of fire, and making a ‘firewise’ home.  Students also took an emotional healing walk while observing forest regeneration in a burned area.

Students from Clearwater Valley Elementary School learn smoke jumping “suiting up” techniques from Rye Phipps, Grangeville smokejumper, at O’Hara Campground, Moose Creek Ranger District. Contributed photo

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Trustee sought for District #304 Print E-mail

Kamiah seeking school board trustee

     Kamiah Joint School District # 304 is seeking a qualified individual to serve the term of School Board Trustee for Zone IV.

     Anyone residing within the Zone IV boundaries and who has a genuine interest in the education of our children should submit a letter of interest and resume of qualifications to:  Tracy Lynde, District Clerk, Kamiah Joint School District #304, 1102 Hill Street, Kamiah, ID  83536.  Deadline for submitting items for consideration is June 30 at 2 p.m.

     For more information, contact the District Clerk at 935-4003.


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