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Preserve a Legacy: Restoring Historic Buildings in Montana’s Clearwater Crossing

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ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Help preserve historic buildings located at Clearwater Crossing, 55 miles from Missoula, Montana. The Bunkhouse and Tool Shed were originally part of the nearby Quartz Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp. The CCC was a Depression-era program putting young men to work on many camps located within National Forests. The CCC helped build trails, telephone lines and roads and completed a variety of other projects. After the CCC program ended, these two buildings were moved to Clearwater Crossing to provide facilities for crews working in the Great Burn Proposed Wilderness.


• Serve at historic Clearwater Crossing by aiding in property-restoration projects like replacing siding on the bunkhouse and tool shed and reroofing the log-built tack shop.
• Meet members of the Ninemile Ranger District staff who demonstrate how they pack all tools and items necessary for fighting fire in the back country for several days or weeks.
• Erected in a program that put Depression-era men to work, today these structures are used by U.S. Forest Service workers. Your service at once preserves America’s history and helps conserve its natural resources.
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

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Working on two buildings in forested area on uneven terrain. Manual labor including replacing siding on two historic buildings and replacing wood shingles on Tool Shed; elevation 3,487 feet.

Coordinated by University of Montana Western.

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6 nights of accommodations
17 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
1 Field trips
6 Hands-on experiences


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