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Wilderness Trek Orientation Meeting
- Date: 04/06/2017 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
- Location: Kuehn Conservation Area
32849 Houston Trail
Earlham, Iowa 50072
- Introduction: All Dallas County high school students with an openness and desire to front the rigors, challenges and rewards of wilderness backpacking trek.
All Dallas County high school students with an openness and desire to front the rigors, challenges and rewards of wilderness backpacking travel, exploring the role of nature and wildness in their life are invited to this informational meeting. This orientation meeting is also an opportunity for parents to learn of the Dallas County Conservation’s wilderness backpacking trek.
Join us on Thursday, April 6th, from 7 to 8:30 pm, at the Kuehn Conservation area. DCCB has hosted this unique high school environmental education trek for 24 years. Participants need not have prior wilderness experience. Through a series of orientation sessions, DCCB naturalists will teach: basic backpacking skills, “Leave No Trace” camping techniques, compass and map skills, first aid and emergency procedures, the ecology of the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness ecosystem and primitive tool use and maintenance. During these sessions, participants will also explore the history of the wilderness concept through the examining of the Wilderness Act legislation and news articles addressing current wilderness issues.
The trek is an 11 day journey to the 4.5 million acre Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness of north-central Idaho. The dates of this year’s trek are July 23rd to August 2nd. Attend the meeting and consider joining DCCB for a walk on the wild side this summer.
For more information or to register for a program, contact:
Dallas County Conservation Board
14581 K Avenue
Perry, Iowa 50220
www.dallascountyiowa.gov / conservation
Office hours: M-F 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.