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January 29, 2015 | 2:30 - 4pm

“Ranching History in the Superstition Mountains”

Charles (Chuck) Backus will describe the ranching history in the Superstitions and the Quarter Circle U Ranch, which originally included all the area from Apache Junction, US 60 to the Florence Junction and north to what is now Canyon Lake. The “U Ranch” officially began with the building of the ranch house in 1876 and is thought to be the location of “The Lost Dutchman’s Mine”. Mr. Backus will discuss the ranch’s colorful history from the pre-statehood, primitive operations to the progressive, modern ranch it is today.  Central Arizona College, 805 S. Idaho Rd, Rm B126. Free. Space limited to classroom size.

February 2, 2015 | 8:45am

“Ground Hog Day” Guided Hike

Join David Morris for a “Ground Hog Day” guided hike. Meet at the Lost Goldmine Trailhead, east end of Cloudview Ave, Gold Canyon. Limited to 20 hikers. $10 collected morning of hike. Must preregister by emailing

December 2, 2014 | 2:30 - 4pm

“Desert Birds”

Ever heard a bird and think 'Oh, if only I knew bird sounds'? Learn bird songs with Amy Burnett, Information and Education Program Manager with Arizona Game and Fish. Amy is a lifelong bird watcher and self-proclaimed bird nerd and bird call imitator. In this colorful presentation, we'll focus on birds you're likely to see in your desert backyard, and help you learn to recognize some common, and not so common, winged visitors by key markings and song. Amy will also discuss smartphone apps that can help identify 'mystery birds' in the field. Central Arizona College, 805 S. Idaho Rd, Rm F129. Free. Space limited to classroom size.

December 6, 2014 | 7:15am - 3pm

“New Trail Steward Training”

SALT is accepting applications for 25 new trail stewards. Trail Stewards act as educators not enforcers on Silly Mountain, Lost Gold Mine and Hieroglyphic Trails. Contact

for a Trail Steward volunteer description. If interested in becoming a Trail Steward, complete the Volunteer Application Form and indicate your interest as a Trail Steward. Must be preregistered for class. $10 fee for training materials. Application deadline is Nov 24. Apache Junction Multi-Generational Center, 1035 N. Idaho Rd, Multi-Purpose Room.