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Forest Service Offers 5th Graders Free Access to National Forests and Grasslands


November 26, 2020

The Bighorn Mountains seem to float in the distance like a cloud layer, in the photo above. In stark contrast to the dry lands of Powder River County in the foreground, the upper reaches of the Bighorns stand cloaked in snow. As of Monday, the snow depth at Cloud Peak Reservoir was 14". The reservoir is situated at 9860 feet, with nearby Cloud Peak (located approximately in the middle of the photo) climbing to 13,166', higher than any mountain in Montana. (Examiner photo)

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2020 – The USDA Forest Service today announced it will expand its Every Kid Outdoors program to offer fourth- and fifth-grade students and family members fee-free access to more than 2,000 sites on national forests and grass...

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