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Written by Janene Engle, The Clearwater Progress   

5-29-14--lochsa-tools-271Volunteers keeping Lochsa Ranger Station open

     Once again the historic Lochsa Ranger Station will be open this season, thanks entirely to the local chapter of Back Country Horsemen. They are an energetic group of mostly retired Forest Service workers committed to keeping unique places like this accessible to the public.

     Budget cuts threaten to shut down many of these favorite landmarks that have been enjoyed over the years. The high cost of maintaining each site has led to discussions on closing several of the parks and recreation sites in the area. Without the volunteer work of The Back Country Horsemen, these facilities would already be shut down.

A longtime volunteer for the Back Country Horsemen, Mel Fowlkes organizes and displays the numerous artifacts and antiques in the museum. Janene Engle/Progress

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