Hands on the Land

In 2012, the Bureau of Land Management established Salmon as a Hands on the Land site. Hands on the Land is a nationwide program that enriches learning with outdoor education opportunities. Salmon Valley Stewardship is pleased to be working with the BLM to engage the next generation of stewards.

964943_594218427263875_1666991672_o-768x1024Some of the things we’ve been able to accomplish with area youth and their teachers:

  • Creation of a podcast trail at Discovery Hill. Listen as local students narrate topics ranging from peregrine falcons to the voyage of Lewis and Clark.
  • Cross-country skiing. Many students had never been on skis before. In addition to learning a new winter activity, they learned how animals adapt to the cold.
  • Mountain biking. Thanks to the Hub and the Salmon Idaho Mountain Biking Association, students experienced the thrill of single track riding at Discovery Hill.
  • Disc Golf. Discovery Hill is home to a challenging 9-hole disc golf course, and the BLM now has free disc rentals. In the process of searching for errant throws, students learned about wildlife, plants, and soils.