Please join the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest's Heritage program in the ongoing preservation of the Canyon Creek Charcoal Kilns, a site listed on the National Register of Historic places! The Canyon Creek Kilns, built in 1881, played an important role in the development of the Glendale-Hecla Historic Mining District in southwestern Montana. Prior to their construction, silver ore from the district had to be shipped as far away as Swansea, Wales (UK), for processing! Charcoal production at this site ran from the kilns' completion to the smelters closure in 1900. From that point, time, weather, looting and so on, took its toll. That is untill 1990, when we ran our first PIT project here and colunteers like you stepped up to help put this historic gem back on the map! Since then, we have completely restored and stabilized three of the original 23 beehive kilns, maintained and stabilized much of the grounds, and more. This year - our fifth season as Canyon Creek - we will continue that work, and we hope to see you out at the Kilns again! We will only be taking applications until we have filled out rosters, and this project usually fills pretty quickly, so apply today!
Please note: Strict COVID-19 protocols will be followed, including the wearing of masks.