As a result the Pintler Ranger District is teaming up with the Anaconda Job Corps to clean up the area. “We are spending taxpayers’ dollars to clean up this area,” said District Ranger Charlene Bucha. “We want to encourage local property owners to dispose of their green waste appropriately, please do not dump your waste on public lands.”
Cleanup work in the area has begun and is estimated to continue until the end of October. The Job Corps will be working two to three days a week and will be using heavy equipment to move the debris approximately one-half mile down from the road to an existing pit. People traveling Forest Road 78347 are advised that there may be possible traffic delays during the early phases of the project. Once the debris has been removed the meadow will be rehabilitated to bring it back to a natural condition.
For additional information contact the Pintler Ranger District in Philipsburg at (406) 859-3211, or the Deer Lodge Information Center at (406) 846-1770.
"The Anaconda Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center is associated with the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest. The Anaconda Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center currently serves 131 students. Its recent drop in capacity to 191 is down from 236 of which the Center consistently filled prior to the 6-month enrollment suspension that occurred from January 28th - June 26th.