Bitter Root Water Forum field trips tie a year of learning to practical outdoor application
The Bitter Root Water Forum (BRWF) hosted seventh grade students from Corvallis, Darby, Lone Rock and Victor for their annual Earth Stewardship Program field trips in May.
The field trips were the culmination of the year-long effort with monthly classroom programs by natural resource professionals from the Bitterroot National Forest, Backcountry Horsemen, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, and the Ravalli County Weed District.
The grand finale on Tuesday at Bass Creek featured stations with former BRWF board president Dave Schultz teaching students about measuring stream volume and velocity and other stations about aquatic insects, native fish, noxious weeds, local birds and Salish games. Station educators included Leslie Nyce, Marilyn Wildey, Christy Schram, Chris Maul-Smith and Samantha O'Byrne.