US Forest Service Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest

About US Forest Service Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest

Wildland firefighters may be required to work long hours in challenging and changing conditions. A career in wildland fire has many rewards, including the opportunity to work in some of the most beautiful places in the country and create lifetime friendships.


Forestry Technician

May 2019 - October 2019 Kooskia, ID
“I received excellent training and was constantly given training opportunities. I got great experiences ranging from backpacking in the most remote designated wilderness areas in the lower 48 to suppressing wildfires from helicopters as well as true wildfire use (managing for ecological benefit instead of full suppression). On this crew specifically, I frequently used knowledge and skills I learned in classes here at HSU. With this seasonal position, I traveled all over the western US and got paid to work places most people will never get the opportunity to visit.”
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