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Closed!  Selway Meadows Section 110 Survey

August 3-7, 2015

Must commit to entire session

Join us this summer on the majestic Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest for an important "hike into the past," site documentation project! The Selway Meadows Section 110 Survey project will involve pedestrian survey and site documentation throughout the greater Selway Meadows area of the Forest. Portions of Selway Meadows have been previously documented, and suggest a high probability that we will locate of both historic and pre-Contact (i.e., prior to ca. A.D. 1550) archaeological sites. These sites may include portions of historic trails with national significance, such as the Nez Perce National Historic trail. Volunteers and FS Heritage staff will survey and document new and previously recorded cultural resources. Survey will involve fairly arduous hiking under a variety of conditions and types of terrain, so bring layers and your favorite (broken-in) hiking boots! The Selway Meadows area is lush, and noted for its vegetative variety and prolific flowers. We will base camp in a dispersed area in the Meadows, and you will get to take in this beauty every day "on the job" – we hope you'll join us in August!

Number of openings: 5

Special skills: Must be physically capable of hiking moderate distances each day over varying terrain and in a variety of weather conditions; previous archaeological survey, excavation, site mapping, artifact identification, photography, and/or sketching experience helpful, but not necessary

Minimum age: 18 years old

Facilities: Tent and (small) RV camping available at no charge in a dispersed setting; chemical toilet, potable water provided by FS; no hook-ups, and RV space may be limited; meals provided by FS; town of Jackson (~ 25 miles) has limited resources and little in the way of accommodation; volunteers responsible for personal camping equipment, extra water, and transportation to and from initial, designated meeting area

Nearest towns: Jackson, 25 miles; Dillon, 45 miles

Applications due: June 29, 2015
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