LTCC Wilderness Education

LTCC Wilderness Education "One day's exposure to mountains is better than cartloads of books." John Muir
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The Wilderness Education program at Lake Tahoe Community College offers academic field courses across the Sierra Nevada. Our courses challenge students to learn not only from books but also from the natural landscape. Because learning and living are integrated in the field, our courses provide opportunity for both intellectual and personal growth. We seek students with a curiosity about the natural world, a willingness to work hard, and the ability to travel and study cooperatively in an outdoor setting.

LTCC Wilderness Education
03/08/2019

LTCC Wilderness Education

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03/08/2019

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03/08/2019

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Lake Tahoe Basin Fire Academy
03/09/2018

Lake Tahoe Basin Fire Academy

We are happy to be hosting a South Lake Tahoe showing of Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey. Join us Friday March 16th. ...
03/01/2018

We are happy to be hosting a South Lake Tahoe showing of Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey. Join us Friday March 16th. #wildernesseducation #laketahoecommunitycollege #ltcc #college #laketahoe #southlaketahoe #tahoesouth #elevateyoureducation #tahoesnaps #lakeofthesky #eldoradocounty #dirtbag #fredbeckey

The LTBMU has a great Desolation Wilderness volunteer program. If interested in volunteering this summer, be sure to att...
02/21/2018

The LTBMU has a great Desolation Wilderness volunteer program. If interested in volunteering this summer, be sure to attend the upcoming March meetings.

Over the last few weeks, you may have seen the photos and read the passages, now ask yourself the following questions.

Do you love the wilderness? Are you committed to preserving its breathtaking beauty? Do you love working with people and spending time in the outdoors? Can you match your motive for volunteering to the mission and priorities of the Forest Service? Most importantly, do you have the time, willingness and dedication to volunteer and help preserve one of our most popular back-country natural areas near Lake Tahoe?

If so, the U.S. Forest Service - Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit may offer exactly what you’re looking for. We are looking for hard-working, dedicated volunteers who love working outdoors, educating wilderness visitors, performing monitoring or administrative duties and are interested in preserving one of our nation’s most beautiful wilderness areas, Desolation Wilderness. Learn more about how to volunteer and download the Desolation Wilderness Program Information Form at https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/ltbmu/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD572072.
Desolation Wilderness Volunteers
#Volunteer #DesolationWilderness #MakeADifference

Super duper cool opportunity to learn more about outdoor career options. On January 26th LTCC will be coordinating a fie...
01/13/2018

Super duper cool opportunity to learn more about outdoor career options. On January 26th LTCC will be coordinating a field trip and workshop for students in the Outdoor Recreation, Wilderness, and Environmental Science fields. We will touring local organizations, talking to hiring managers about summer jobs, and learning about professional communication and networking. We are working with the USFS, TRPA, City of SLT, Tahoe RCD, TAMBA, Tahoe Rim Trail Association, and the California Tahoe Conservancy. Please check the flyer for more information and be sure to RSVP via email to: [email protected] if interested in attending.

Tahoe Rim Trail Association is looking for a Youth Programs Coordinator.
12/26/2017
Jobs & Internships - Tahoe Rim Trail

Tahoe Rim Trail Association is looking for a Youth Programs Coordinator.

Check postings for job opportunities and internships with the Tahoe Rim Trail Association.

The Forest Service's Winter Trek and Ski with a Ranger programs are a great opportunity to volunteer and gain experience...
12/07/2017

The Forest Service's Winter Trek and Ski with a Ranger programs are a great opportunity to volunteer and gain experience. Check it out!

The Forest Service is looking for volunteers to assist with Winter Trek and Ski with a Ranger conservation education programs at Heavenly Mountain Resort from January-March 2018. Learn more about how to volunteer at https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/ltbmu/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD565882 ….
#ConservationEducation #SkiHeavenly #LakeTahoe #Winter2018 #Volunteer

12/05/2017
Lake Tahoe Community College

Lake Tahoe Community College

Whether you’re just starting your recreational career or looking to take it to the next level, LTCC can help! Earn your degree or certificate in one of several Wilderness Education fields, or just take a class or two to enhance your Outdoor Leadership skillset and boost your earnings.
❄️Winter quarter starts 1/8 and registration is open!❄️

LTCC Wilderness Education

#ltcc #elevateyoureducation #coyotecountry #southlaketahoe #tahoe #laketahoe

WLD Instructor extraordinaire Ben Hatchett just published important research on Sierra snow line trends. The KQED articl...
11/26/2017
The Sierra ‘Snow Line’ Seems To Be Moving Uphill — Rapidly

WLD Instructor extraordinaire Ben Hatchett just published important research on Sierra snow line trends. The KQED article provides a nice overview.

Scientists call new study results "striking" and say it has big implications -- and not just for skiers.

Super excited about tonight’s Reel Rock Film Tour at LTCC. $15 with doors around 6pm, films roll at 6:30pm. @bluegranite...
11/15/2017

Super excited about tonight’s Reel Rock Film Tour at LTCC. $15 with doors around 6pm, films roll at 6:30pm. @bluegraniteclimbing will be in the house to give updates on the awesome new gym. Our friends with the Mitch Underhill Mountain Fund will also be around. Hope to see you there!
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Hope to see you there on Wednesday evening!
11/13/2017
Reel Rock 12 showcases adventurous climbers

Hope to see you there on Wednesday evening!

Climbing enthusiasts are sure to enjoy the offerings at the 2017 Reel Rock Tour, which is celebrating its 12th year as it stops in South Lake Tahoe on Wednesday,

11/08/2017
REEL ROCK Film Tour

Wilderness Education is happy to help bring this year's Reel Rock 12 film premier to the LTCC Duke Theatre on November 15. Hope to see you there!

The REEL ROCK 12 Trailer is here!

We’ve been following the world’s most exciting climbers, documenting their gripping tales and groundbreaking sends. REEL ROCK 12 brings you stories from the edge, featuring big names and breakout stars. Starring Margo Hayes, the first woman to climb 5.15; Brad Gobright, an up-and-coming free soloist with a donut addiction; the return of Chris Sharma to the deep water soloing stage; and introducing Maureen Beck, a one-handed crusher who's gonna knock your socks off.

500+ shows worldwide beginning November 2, 2017. Get your tickets now!
reelrocktour.com

Students in the fall Wilderness First Responder course spent 81 hours learning and practicing wilderness medicine and re...
10/27/2017

Students in the fall Wilderness First Responder course spent 81 hours learning and practicing wilderness medicine and rescue skills this month. Besides successfully completing a rescue scenario, learning how to assess patients, and how to decide the urgency of a situation, students got to meet with CalStar and learn more about rescue resources in Lake Tahoe. Thanks for a great couple of weeks WLD107B students!

10/20/2017
Passion and Well-being Survey

WLD graduate Dave Lewis, now working on his senior research project at Fort Lewis College in Durango, shared this survey. Please take a minute and answer the questions as appropriate. Thanks!

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Any WLD students interested in pursuing snow science after earning their AA @laketahoe_communitycollege should attend th...
10/13/2017

Any WLD students interested in pursuing snow science after earning their AA @laketahoe_communitycollege should attend the @californiaavalancheworkshop and talk to Jordy Hendrikx who Directs the Snow and Avalanche Laboratory at Montana State University. The Snow Science Option at @montanastateuniversity is arguably the leading Snow program in the country. 📷. @montanastateuniversity
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10/12/2017

Looking for a couple of WLD students/alumni to volunteer at the California Avalanche Workshop this Saturday. Message us here if you are interested.

About that classroom....Intermediate Rock Climbing starts 10/11. Take advantage of Roctober in Tahoe!
10/10/2017

About that classroom....Intermediate Rock Climbing starts 10/11. Take advantage of Roctober in Tahoe!

Beginning climbing warming up! How can you not look forward to class when this is your view?

Late start classes are still OPEN! Visit our website.

📸PC: Gabe from our Coyote Corner app!

#ltcc #elevateyoureducation #coyotecountry #southlaketahoe #tahoe

WLD Instructor Damion Estrada enjoying his time off above Emerald Bay. It's almost Rocktober and there's  still space in...
09/28/2017

WLD Instructor Damion Estrada enjoying his time off above Emerald Bay. It's almost Rocktober and there's still space in Intermediate and Advanced Rock classes. Head over to the @laketahoe_communitycollege website to register. 📷 @hoganjason
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Great opportunity to give back to Lake Tahoe.
09/21/2017
Keep Tahoe Blue

Great opportunity to give back to Lake Tahoe.

"The League to Save Lake Tahoe invites the community to join us on Sept. 23 for the 20th annual Tahoe Forest Stewardship Day and celebration."

Fall Quarter classes start 9/18. You can still register online. Wilderness Education has a full offering of courses. Che...
09/15/2017

Fall Quarter classes start 9/18. You can still register online. Wilderness Education has a full offering of courses. Check out: WLD 104: Fundamentals of Outdoor Leadership, WLD 112C: Map, Compass, GPS, WLD 112D: Tracking. But cool Fall temperatures are perfect for Rock Climbing, so definitely consider a climbing class.

Cool event in Meyers in this weekend.
08/24/2017

Cool event in Meyers in this weekend.

Top 5 Reasons to sign up for the Triple Crown Ride this year:

1) Bragging Rights -- earn your T-Shirt!
2) Sunny weekend is forecasted after a rainy week = best trail conditions ever
3) Riders agree - Deluxe TAMBA rest stops make this ride easier than you think.
4) All proceeds go to TAMBA and trails you ride!
5) Seriously -- the trail conditions are perfect for that Christmas Valley climb & Toads decent.

sign up here--> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/5th-annual-tahoe-mountain-bike-brew-festival-tickets-36372178164

Congratulations!
08/22/2017

Congratulations!

Congratulations to our Generation Green Crews! As of August 17, 2017 they have graduated from the program. The students all gathered together at South Tahoe High School the evening of August 17, to present their achivements to friends, family, and the community. Each gave a short speach about how this season impacted them and each crew put together a visual aid to help illustrate their achivements throughout the season. Generation Green has been in the Lake Tahoe Basin for 10 seasons and the crews of this year could not be a better representation of the Generation Green Program and what it stands for.

Generation Green of Lake Tahoe is a Forest Service summer youth employment program that was brought to the U.S. Forest Service - Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit by Conservation Education Program Specialist, Joy Barney. Generation Green provides local youth with work experience where students learn about various natural resource positions available when pursuing a Forest Service career. Students also learn and build a foundation in work ethics, teamwork, leadership, and job skills. . Students work on various projects ranging from System Trail building and maintenance, Urban Lot management, Tallac Historic Site maintenance, Engineering project work, and more.

For more information about the Generation Green Program visit:
https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/ltbmu/learning

Lake Tahoe Unified School District George Whittell High School Tahoe Rim Trail Association Official City of South Lake Tahoe Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Keep Tahoe Blue

A couple shots from an overnight to Round Lake with the TRIO/Upward Bound program. Great crew of high schoolers, stretch...
07/28/2017

A couple shots from an overnight to Round Lake with the TRIO/Upward Bound program. Great crew of high schoolers, stretching their comfort zones and enjoying summer in Lake Tahoe. Hope to see them in Wilderness Education classes down the road.
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#roundlake @ South Lake Tahoe

Cool article featuring Wildernes Education instructor Ben Hatchett discussing an academic paper he co-authored.
07/28/2017
California Avalanche Workshop

Cool article featuring Wildernes Education instructor Ben Hatchett discussing an academic paper he co-authored.

Past California Avalanche Workshop presenter Ben Hatchett co-authored the paper covered in this interesting article. The relationship between an atmospheric river event and the preceding weather pattern is definitely worth considering.

07/07/2017
Keep Tahoe Blue

Thanks to everyone who helped clean up after the Fourth!

Every piece of litter left on Lake Tahoe's beaches, or on our sidewalks and parking lots, can wind up in the Lake. Thanks to the hundreds of volunteers who removed 1,676 pounds of litter after July Fourth.

Wildflowers will be incredible this summer. If you want to learn more about these beauties take WLD 137C: Wildflower Hik...
06/09/2017

Wildflowers will be incredible this summer. If you want to learn more about these beauties take WLD 137C: Wildflower Hikes this summer with the great Lisa Berry. Registration is now open.

Several months after the super bloom down in the desert our Tahoe wildflowers are starting to pop up. The Tahoe Rim Trai...
06/06/2017

Several months after the super bloom down in the desert our Tahoe wildflowers are starting to pop up. The Tahoe Rim Trail Association is hosting a wildflower talk and slideshow. The presentation will feature TRTA Guide and wildflower guru Roger Rosenberger, Wilderness Education wildflower instructor Lisa Berry extraordinaire, and lots of beautiful flowers. The presentation begins at 6pm Tuesday June 6th in the Student Center at LTCC and it is free.
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Great opportunity to help clean up our local California State Park (and get free camping!). WLD students looking for a g...
05/11/2017
Volunteer at a California State Park in Tahoe and get free camping

Great opportunity to help clean up our local California State Park (and get free camping!). WLD students looking for a good internship check in with the WLD office for local contacts with the State Park Foundation.

There are two opportunities for people to help prepare Lake Tahoe campgrounds for the upcoming busy summer season. The California State Parks work days will be on May 20 at Ed Z'Berg Sugar Pine and on May 21 at D.L. Bliss . People may volunteer for one or both days. Tools, training, lunch (and high…

Not the worst spot to practice map and compass skills. Great crew and awesome classroom for WLD 112C: Map, Compass, GPS ...
05/01/2017

Not the worst spot to practice map and compass skills. Great crew and awesome classroom for WLD 112C: Map, Compass, GPS today.

Interested in gaining First Aid skills and knowledge to be prepared for emergencies in the backcountry?  This spring's W...
04/25/2017

Interested in gaining First Aid skills and knowledge to be prepared for emergencies in the backcountry? This spring's Wilderness First Aid course runs May 10, 2017 - May 17, 2017.

WLD Adjunct Ben Hatchett explains the atmospheric river term. In addition to this post, Ben is also published in the cur...
04/05/2017
Desert Research Institute

WLD Adjunct Ben Hatchett explains the atmospheric river term. In addition to this post, Ben is also published in the current issue of The Avalanche Review. Awesome work! We are looking forward to Ben returning this fall to teach WLD 116: Mountain Weather.

After this winter, many of us have a new term in our vocabulary: atmospheric river. What is the connection between an atmospheric river and a "pineapple express"?

Check out this new blog post by UNR student Zoey Rosen and DRI postdoc Ben Hatchett and get smart on the matter.

#atmosphericriver #snowscience #weather #scienceisawesome

https://intheshadowoftherain.wordpress.com/2017/04/02/what-is-the-connection-between-an-atmospheric-river-and-the-pineapple-express/

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Hope everyone is enjoying Spring Break! Students in the Whitewater Guide School class sure are. We have a bunch of great...
04/04/2017

Hope everyone is enjoying Spring Break! Students in the Whitewater Guide School class sure are. We have a bunch of great classes scheduled for Spring Quarter: Beginning Whitewater Rafting, Wilderness Medicine (WFA, WFR), Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, Swiftwater Rescue, Technical Rope Rescue, even one last Avalanche class for the season. Go to LTCC.edu and grab your spot!
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WLD 141A: Swiftwater Rescue is being offered this Spring Quarter. Class runs Sat/Sun 4/29-5/7. This is a great opportuni...
03/23/2017

WLD 141A: Swiftwater Rescue is being offered this Spring Quarter. Class runs Sat/Sun 4/29-5/7. This is a great opportunity to learn technical water rescue skills for kayakers, rafters, and search and rescuers.

WLD 140C: Whitewater Guide School might be the best adventure Wilderness Education offers. Spend a solid week exploring ...
03/22/2017

WLD 140C: Whitewater Guide School might be the best adventure Wilderness Education offers. Spend a solid week exploring wild rivers, learning and practicing essential rafting skills.

Incredible contributor to the climbing community.
03/15/2017
Obituary: Royal Robbins (1935–2017)

Incredible contributor to the climbing community.

On Tuesday, March 14, California rock-climbing and big-wall pioneer Royal Robbins passed away at age 82.

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important reminder about avalanche safety.....
I don't know how long these job have been posted.