Learning Center

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National forests are the ultimate "outdoor classroom," with natural processes and human activities interacting in all sorts of interesting ways. In this section of the web site, you can learn more about local history, find out how best to behave in the outdoors, and find resources for your own teaching or classroom.


Ninemile Wildlands Training Center (NWTC)

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The NWTC offers unique opportunities to learn backcountry skills such as horsemanship and packing, historic building preservation and maintenance, and low impact backcountry stock use.