Backcountry Camping: Setting Up a Low-Impact Campsite

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

This Week's Program:

Learn proper etiquette and techniques to make sure that you are setting up a low-impact backcountry campsite correctly. Skills that will be learned include proper wood chopping technique, how to make kindling from larger logs, tying lines to trees instead of using harmful nails, and more!


Adults looking to improve or learn campsite maintenance techniques.

This Week's LRCC Guide: 

Kyle Salmons was previously the Squam Lakes Association’s Youth Program Camp Director. He is now an LRCC AmeriCorps member with the SLA. He has three years of experience working in and around Squam Lake.

SLA's Adventure Ecology Trips:

Throughout the year, the Squam Lakes Association offers free programs open to the public on a variety of nature and conservation related topics. The Adventure Ecology programs are presented by the Lakes Region Conservation Corps members who spend their year on Squam performing important conservation work in support of the Association's mission. For more information about the SLA's educational programs please click here or call our office at (603) 968-7336.

Lakes Region Conservation Corps

The Lakes Region Conservation Corps (LRCC) is an AmeriCorps service program that develops skills and experiences for conservation professionals. LRCC members are the driving force behind the Squam Lakes Association’s conservation efforts. The program provides hands-on conservation work experience and numerous certifications over a broad range of areas, which ensures that LRCC members are capable of independently approaching a variety of tasks in the environmental conservation field. Members remove invasive species from the Squam watershed, manage and act as caretakers at our backcountry campsites, maintain the SLA’s 50+ miles of trails, educate the public on local and regional conservation initiatives, spearhead reports on conservation efforts, lead SLA volunteer crews and ensure the daily functioning of the Squam Lakes Association’s programs. Click here to learn more about the program.


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