Wilderness First Aid Certification Course[June 10th, 2013]
Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness and Longleaf Wilderness Medicine Institute present
Wilderness First Aid Certification Course
June 25th&26, or June 29th&30th
at the Waterlife Discovery Center on Lakeshore Dr, Sagle, ID
The Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness are training our Project Lead Volunteers who will be directing volunteer crews in stewardship activities in the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness area. And because we can, FSPW would like to take the opportunity to open enrollment for this course to any of our Friends who may be interested!
Longleaf Wilderness Medicine
Wilderness First Aid is an introductory level course and is perfect for outdoor adventurers, people who hunt and fish, Scouts and their parents, and anyone who would like to increase their ability to respond to emergencies when help is more than just a phone call away. During our Wilderness First Aid courses, you will learn how to assess patients, provide basic life support, treat common injuries and illness, and decide when to call for more help. You’ll learn strategies for prevention of injuries, as well as hands-on skills like splinting, wound care, and managing spine injuries. The WFA course is 16 hours, taking place over two days. In addition to hands on skills practice, several realistic simulations will occur during the course to refine your skills. After the course, you’ll walk away feeling more prepared to handle medical emergencies, treat minor problems, and improvise solutions when help is not available. Longleaf’s Wilderness First Aid course is recognized by the American Camp Association .
Prerequisites – 16 years of age or older – Hold a current Adult CPR certification
The cost of this course is $150. There is a CPR certification session available on the evening of 6/24th and 6/28th for those who need it. If you have any questions regarding this course, or if you would like to attend, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more informantion.
Thank you so much for your support!
Wilderness Ranger Apprenticeship Campout[June 10th, 2013]
Looking to find a career working for wilderness?
Join the Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness ‘Wilderness Ranger Apprenticeship’ Campout the last weekend in July.
This is a weekend of supervised fun and work for junior-becoming-senior high school students. Youth from Lincoln, Sanders and Bonner County will camp near the Star Peak Historic Trail reconstruction project on Friday and Saturday night, and learn trail-building skills and get hands-on experience creating wilderness trails. These skills and experiences will be of value when seeking employment with the Forest Service or state forestry agencies. Youth will also learn Leave-No-Trace principles as well as have a chance to experience commonality across our regional borders with the coming goal of supporting our fantastic local wilderness lands. This is a free event, but space is limited. For more information, please write email@example.com
Come hiking with your Friends![June 10th, 2013]
Looking For Wilderness on Our Horizon
IT’S SUMMER!!! Have you signed up for a hike yet? This is a great chance for those new to the area to get local expertise while taking a beautiful walk through the wilderness! We have a hike for everyone, from easy family hikes to overnight trips for experienced bushwhackers. Come join us for one of our organized hikes and see first hand why the Scotchman Peaks deserve the protection of wilderness designation.
Group size is limited and reservations are required. To sign up contact the hike leader listed.
View our Hiking Schedule now on our Hikes page. If you can’t make one of these scheduled hikes, be sure to visit our “Self-Styled Hikes” page. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Treasured Landscape Plant Surveys[May 23rd, 2013]
Registration for our 2013 Treasured Landscape Plant Surveys is now open!!! This year, The Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness are partnering with the National Forest Foundation (NFF) and the United States Forest Service (USFS) to conduct restoration in the newly designated Treasured Landscape Lightening Creek drainage complex. This project is in its Step One phase, which entails several botanical surveys throughout the drainage. We need volunteer assistance for two types of surveys, you may volunteer for all types or simply pick the one you are interested in:
1.) Adopt a Trail. This survey involves identifying noxious weed encroachment along one of nine trails of concern. Volunteers will be assigned a trail to survey, be given specific instructions on conducting the surveys during a two-day Weed ID course, and then perform the survey by the end of July.
2.) Alpine Surveys. This survey involves hiking up into alpine ecosystems. There are single day events as well as multiple day backpacking trips available to choose to participate in. Volunteers will be assigned a date and a crew to perform the surveys, attend a three day course on plant identification and survey techniques, and then see through the survey on the date they are assigned.
If you have not yet filled out the Application of Interest for this stewardship project, please follow the link and do so now. Approval of your application by FSPW staff is required before continuing the registration process.
Our official Treasured Landscape Plant Surveys Registration Form can be found at the following web page: http://www.scotchmanpeaks.org/treasured-landscape-plant-surveys/
We look forward your involvement in this incredible opportunity!