Local author Tom Keller will have two signings in Orofino for his new book, 31 Years On the Upper North Fork Of The Clearwater River.

31 Years on the Upper North Fork of the Clearwater River, book by Tom Keller

There will be an oral presentation and book signing at the Clearwater Memorial Public Library Saturday, May 12, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A second book signing will be held at the new Clearwater Historical Museum, behind Orofino Elementary School, Saturday, May 19, also from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A retired Forest Service employee, Keller, recently completed writing an autobiography about his years working for the United States Forest Service. In his book, he has gathered memories of his early life growing up on a Montana cattle ranch, and his pursuit of a career with the Forest Service, 31 years of which were spent on the North Fork Ranger District, Clearwater National Forest.

In his book there are entertaining anecdotes about life in the Old Forest Service and the transition from the old ways of doing business to the new ways of doing business with the advent of the environmental movement in the 1970’s.

Tom Keller
Tom Keller dressed as he did while working for the U.S Forest Service on the upper North Fork of the Clearwater.