The 2019 Tribal Environmental Youth Camp will be held at S-S Ranch in Wadsworth, NV on June 25th - 27th. If you're interested in attending this year's camp, fill out the application below and return to email@example.com, or mail to the PLPT Natural Resources Department at P.O. Box 256, Nixon, NV 89424.
The 2017 and 2018 Environmental Youth Camp was held at S-S Ranch and was a great success with great participants. Not only did the students enjoy the experiences of camping, field trips, swimming, and fun traditional Paiute games but they learned about natural resources that surrounded them and learn why it's important to preserve and protect them. The various workshops and activities gave the students a different perspective on the environment and helped create an outlet to pursue a career in an environmental field.
For the 2016 Environmental Youth Camp the students once again camped out at Hardscrabble Canyon for 3 days and 2 nights. The students got to learn about water quality, botany, air quality, and other various environmental areas. The students enjoyed hands on learning about water quality macro-invertebrates and also the honeybee and got to taste fresh honey. The trip to the fisheries at Dunn Hatchery was a fun learning experience and got to see how the fisheries operate. The students also learned about their culture with Dean Tonenna and Ralph Burns with story telling and how our ancestors used the natural resources around them to survive.
In June 2015, we held our 2nd annual Environmental Youth Camp at Hardscrabble Canyon on the Horgan Ranch. Students camped out for 3 days and 2 nights, where they learned various environmental areas of study, from air quality to botany to water quality. They learned the Paiute language, Paiute astrology and archery.
June 2014 we held out first annual Environmental Youth Camp at Hardscrabble Canyon on the historic Horgan Ranch. The PLPT recently acquired the land through the use of the Desert Lake Terminus Funds that allows the Tribe to buy back land and put the water rights back into the LTR to be utilized for cultural beneficial uses and to help sustain the population of Lahontan Cutthroat Trout.
The students camped 3 days and 2 nights at the ranch where they learned from various instructors from different agencies that the WQ program partners with. From Ethnobotany to Macroinvertebrate sampling to raising fish in the Tribal hatcheries. They even learned the Paiute language and Paiute astrology.