Last weekend our Jr. Conservationists headed out to Englebright Dam for our family Salmon Trek led by BYLT Leaders, Steve Roddy and Linda Conklin, along with Ali Stefancich, Community Educator Specialist from University of California's, Sierra Foothills Reseach and Extension Center on the Yuba River to learn about the Chinook Salmon lifecycle and habitat needs.
These outings are designed for children ages 5 – 12, accompanied by a parent or other caregiver. Throughout the year, families explore local trails and BYLT nature preserves while discovering the plants, animals, and history of each special region. It’s a great way to meet other families in your community and get outdoors!
Did you know 90% of the salmon’s native habitat is no longer accessible?
The group was able to view the furthest reach of the salmon on the Yuba River just below Engelbright Dam. Groups of salmon were viewed frolicking in the runs and riffles of the river.
Our neighbors to the north who are suffering from the Camp Fire were never far from our thoughts as the smoke began to settle in the early afternoon.
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“True teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create their own.” - Nikos Kazantzakis, Greek writer nominated for the Nobel Prize in literature 9 different years
This Saturday, join BYLT and California Naturalists (and retired teachers) Steve Roddy and Linda Conklin for an amazing salmon exploration experience for the entire family! 9:30-11:30am at the UC Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center near Englebright Dam. Call (530) 272-5994 or go to our website to sign up! •
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While everyone is arguing about politics, my boys and I are fishing. I understand what’s at stake in these elections, but without gathering more youth to participate in outdoor sports, none of this will matter....
Lead by Example.
That year my son learned how to fail, but do it successfully. He learned that it’s okay to fail, but you have to do everything possible to not fail again. Perfect practice makes perfect. He learned what it felt like to put time and effort into something, and his efforts go unrewarded. On the flip side, he also learned that those efforts can be rewarded. I could go on and on, but you get the picture, important life lessons are learned in the outdoors. -JJ Pugh
Monday: A VERY successful and long first day in the field. Everyone is settled in for the night with another early start in the morning. 🍂🦃WTH Turkey Counter🦃🍂
WTH President Kelly: 🤞🏼
WTH Treasurer Sali: 🦃
WTH Vice President Kim: 🤞🏼
WTH Director Jessica: 🦃
WTH Jr. Wyatt: 🤞🏼
WTH Jr. Riley: 🦃
WTH Jr. Josiah: 🦃
WTH Jr. Nolan: 🦃 #womenthathunt
Our number one tool for educating the general public and those anti-hunting groups is our youth; plain and simple, they are the future.
Our hunting heritage lies directly in our youth’s hands. It our responsibility as parents to educate them on the enjoyment and importance of hunting, and spending time in the great outdoors.
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Risdon sled + Kickbike scooter = demo time. Dogs will be added in the morning 😉 Saturday is the 5th annual Barry County (MI) Outdoor Recreation Youth Day. It is our fourth time attending to represent the sport of mushing and Mid Union Sled Haulers (MUSH). I started in sled dogs at 8 years old so I know how important it is to put this sport in front of rough and tumble, outdoor-loving kids. Once they experience some quality time with friendly dogs, with the support of adults interested in and capable of helping them pursue an activity like this, they’ll often bug their parents relentlessly until they’re allowed to attend a race and see the real deal. The next step is a lifelong passion for dog power! 💪 🐶 🚲 ❄️ #kickbike #dogscootering #drylandmushing #sleddog #youthintheoutdoors #youthsports #michigan #greatoutdoors #mushing