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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.

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Salmon 8th graders try disc golf for the 1st time at Salmon’s Discovery Hill Recreation Area.

Some 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.

 

Middle schoolers try cross-country skiing at Chief Joseph Pass, February 2013

Middle schoolers try cross-country skiing at Chief Joseph Pass, February 2013