Meet the Amargosa

A Wild and Scenic River

October 19 – 21,  Tecopa, CA

Come to Learn, Experience, and Enjoy.
Field Trips, Birding, Conversations, Presentations

Join us in Tecopa, CA, to learn about why the Amargosa River is one of
the most unique pieces of the National Wild and Scenic River System.

We will have speakers, field trips , activities such as birding, photography, and hiking – 

plus conversations about important issues facing the River and surrounding public lands.

  • Celebrate the Amargosa Wild and Scenic River and the 50th Anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.
  • Get out on the land in the Amargosa Basin and experience some of what makes this place so special.
  • Connect with others who care for this place, learn about the issues affecting the area, and discuss ways to take action.

REGISTER NOW TO ATTEND

A Note to Amargosa Area Locals: Please fill out a scholarship application form and we will be glad to work with you so that you are able to attend the event.

About Meet the Amargosa

The theme of the 2018 Meet the Amargosa Event will focus around the 50th Anniversary of the national Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. It is also nearly the 10th anniversary of the Amargosa’s designation as a Wild and Scenic River. We hope to provide you with the opportunity to learn about the river and basin, and a chance to visit places around the area. We will also take some time to discuss current issues affecting the Amargosa Basin and the many things that we work to protect in the area.

What to Expect

The event will begin Friday evening with a Meet-and-Greet session where you will be able to learn about many of our projects around the Basin, visit with our partners in the area, and get to know the other attendees.

Saturday morning after breakfast we will hear from a speaker about the history of the WSR act and the Amargosa River. Then you will have a chance to choose from several field trip options. You will need your own transportation, though we can arrange some carpools. Each field site will have a presentation and then a chance to explore the area a bit. You can eat your picnic lunch, then journey to one of the other field sites of your choice for an early afternoon session. We will all meet back in Tecopa to have some round-table discussions about hot topics. Finally we will wrap up the day with a great BBQ dinner (veggie options available), finish up the Silent Auction, and have a nice evening together.

The Sunday activities will be less formal, and you will be able to choose from several options. Or, you can go wander on your own and we will be glad to give you some ideas!

 

Registration

We invite you to register now for this event. This year registration will include a fee of $60 that will cover a sack lunch and dinner for Saturday (catered by local restaurants in the Tecopa area), a reusable Klean Kanteen pint cup, and a few other goodies. You can also add breakfast to your registration for an additional $15 which will cover both Saturday and Sunday mornings. Breakfast will be light, continental style fare. See the section below for additional information and logistics about food and where to stay.

Volunteer

If you are interested in helping out with little tasks during the event, such as brewing coffee, checking the bathrooms, general cleanliness, or registration, you can sign up for slots in (a form that is yet to be created but will be linked here!)

Questions

Please send us an email with any questions at info@amargosaconservancy.org or call the office after September 10th at 760-852-4339.

Register below or at EventBrite!

 

Event Schedule

Friday Evening, October 19:

Meet and Greet with Tables and Information

  • Drinks available

Silent Auction Intro

Saturday, October 20th

Breakfast (optional)

Opening Speaker about the Wild and Scenic River System

Field Trips and Speaker Presentations On-Site

Picnic Bag-Lunch (included with registration)

Round Tables Discussions of Current Issues

Dinner (included in registration) and Mingling

Close Silent Auction

Event Roundup

Sunday, October 21

Breakfast (optional)

Field Activities and Restful Activities:

  • Birding
  • Summit Hike of Eagle Mountain
  • River Waterfall Hike
  • Plein Aire Painting
  • Writing and Poetry
  • Photography

Some Logistics

 

General Area Map: https://goo.gl/maps/fo23nTN8Sqo

Food:

Due to the remote location and large group size, this year we have chosen to have our event catered by local restaurants and included in the cost of registration. Our menu is not yet developed, but we will update that here when we have the information. We understand that there are many dietary restrictions and regret that we are not able to accommodate all needs. If you feel that you will not be able to eat any of the food included in the event cost but would like to attend the event, please let us know and we will do our best to work out a deal with you.

If you are looking to make your own food, Pahrump has the nearest grocery stores. It also has a variety of eateries.

 

Things to do in the area

We have a packed agenda for the event, but if you come earlier or stay later – there is plenty to do out here!!

 

Driving

  • 2WD
    • Ash Meadows
    • Death Valley
    • Old Spanish Trail Hwy – esp Horsethief Springs
    • Amargosa Opera House
  • 4WD
    • Death Valley – esp Ibex Dunes/Harry Wade Wash Rd
    • Chappo Springs
  • OHV
    • Dumont Dunes Open Area
    • BLM trail system

 

Hiking

  • Amargosa Canyon – trailhead at China Ranch
  • Death Valley hiking trails
  • Tecopa Peak

 

Relaxing/Puttering

  • Hot Springs (Tecopa area)
  • Pupfish Ponds (Shoshone)
  • Bird Trails (Shoshone)
  • Date Shakes (China Ranch)
  • Massages/Body Work (Tecopa)

General Area Map: https://goo.gl/maps/fo23nTN8Sqo

 

Accommodation list

Shoshone

 

Tecopa

 

BLM Camping

Dry camping is allowed on BLM land for up to 14 days at a time. If it is not Shoshone, Tecopa or Death Valley NP, the majority of the land is BLM. A great resource are the Desert Access Guides (DAGs). https://www.blm.gov/site-page/media-center/public-room/california/public-room-maps-sale

Our area is found on the Owlshead map section. Purchasing a physical map is recommended if camping in the area, particularly due to lack of cell service.

 

Pahrump

  • Various options

 

Death Valley

About the Amargosa Wild and Scenic River and Old Spanish Trail

About the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act :

Wild and Scenic Rivers Infographic Page 2

Scholarships

We have a limited amount of scholarship money available to help people cover the costs of registration, travel, and lodging. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, use this form to submit your request:

If the form below doesn’t work in your browser, here is the link to the form.

Toolkit for the MtA Challenge – Coming Soon!

MtA Schedule of Events

Event Schedule

Friday Evening, October 19:

Meet and Greet with Tables and Information

  • Drinks available

Silent Auction Intro

Saturday, October 20th

Breakfast (optional)

Opening Speaker about the Wild and Scenic River System

Field Trips and Speaker Presentations On-Site

Picnic Bag-Lunch (included with registration)

Round Tables Discussions of Current Issues

Dinner (included in registration) and Mingling

Close Silent Auction

Event Roundup

Sunday, October 21

Breakfast (optional)

Field Activities and Restful Activities:

  • Birding
  • Summit Hike of Eagle Mountain
  • River Waterfall Hike
  • Plein Aire Painting
  • Writing and Poetry
  • Photography
Local Logistics

Some Logistics

 

General Area Map: https://goo.gl/maps/fo23nTN8Sqo

Food:

Due to the remote location and large group size, this year we have chosen to have our event catered by local restaurants and included in the cost of registration. Our menu is not yet developed, but we will update that here when we have the information. We understand that there are many dietary restrictions and regret that we are not able to accommodate all needs. If you feel that you will not be able to eat any of the food included in the event cost but would like to attend the event, please let us know and we will do our best to work out a deal with you.

If you are looking to make your own food, Pahrump has the nearest grocery stores. It also has a variety of eateries.

 

Things to do in the area

We have a packed agenda for the event, but if you come earlier or stay later – there is plenty to do out here!!

 

Driving

  • 2WD
    • Ash Meadows
    • Death Valley
    • Old Spanish Trail Hwy – esp Horsethief Springs
    • Amargosa Opera House
  • 4WD
    • Death Valley – esp Ibex Dunes/Harry Wade Wash Rd
    • Chappo Springs
  • OHV
    • Dumont Dunes Open Area
    • BLM trail system

 

Hiking

  • Amargosa Canyon – trailhead at China Ranch
  • Death Valley hiking trails
  • Tecopa Peak

 

Relaxing/Puttering

  • Hot Springs (Tecopa area)
  • Pupfish Ponds (Shoshone)
  • Bird Trails (Shoshone)
  • Date Shakes (China Ranch)
  • Massages/Body Work (Tecopa)
Area Accomodations

General Area Map: https://goo.gl/maps/fo23nTN8Sqo

 

Accommodation list

Shoshone

 

Tecopa

 

BLM Camping

Dry camping is allowed on BLM land for up to 14 days at a time. If it is not Shoshone, Tecopa or Death Valley NP, the majority of the land is BLM. A great resource are the Desert Access Guides (DAGs). https://www.blm.gov/site-page/media-center/public-room/california/public-room-maps-sale

Our area is found on the Owlshead map section. Purchasing a physical map is recommended if camping in the area, particularly due to lack of cell service.

 

Pahrump

  • Various options

 

Death Valley

Wild and Scenic River

About the Amargosa Wild and Scenic River and Old Spanish Trail

About the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act :

Wild and Scenic Rivers Infographic Page 2

Scholarships

Scholarships

We have a limited amount of scholarship money available to help people cover the costs of registration, travel, and lodging. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, use this form to submit your request:

If the form below doesn’t work in your browser, here is the link to the form.

MtA Challenge Toolkit

Toolkit for the MtA Challenge – Coming Soon!

Register Here!

There are four ticket options – you may choose a vegetarian option or not, and add breakfast or not.

Alternatively, you can register on our page at Eventbrite.