Byline: Bart Hall
If you only go to one of the 400 seminars while attending the Fred Hall Show … the Ultimate Outdoor Experience, at the Long Beach Convention Center, March 6-10, let it be this one.
Tim Alpers will be giving one solo seminar per day and will moderate one or two panel seminars each day. He will also be a special guest for the Sunday morning edition of Pete Gray’s “Let’s Talk Hook Up” radio show, from 7 to 9 a.m. “live” from the Hyatt Regency Rotunda, overlooking Shoreline Village and the harbor. The live broadcast is open to the public, but seating is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Tim Alpers began his life in Mammoth, was educated there and in Bishop, and eventually at the University of Nevada, Humboldt State University and the University of Tulsa. He has a Bachelor of Science in agriculture and wildlife management, a lifetime California standard secondary teaching credential in biological sciences and business administration, and a Master of Arts in athletic administration.
As well as being a private business owner, Alpers has worked for both the federal and California state government, being appointed to positions by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbit and by both Gov. George Deukmejian and Gov. Pete Wilson. He is in his third “go-around,” covering a span of 12 years, as a Mono County Supervisor. Tim has also been a college basketball coach and a high school football coach. He is a recent author and is in the process of publishing four books.
But to all of us anglers here in California, Tim Alpers will always be known as the aquaculture guru who gave us the “Alpers Trout” — the super-aggressive, extra-large trout that are big from head to tail, not just with a big gut. Alpers’ method of raising these trout is unique. His specialized training and knowledge of the land allowed him to be the one to raise these super-fish.
Alpers is the third generation of a pioneer ranching family that has enjoyed calling the Eastern Sierra home. Alpers feels, as many of us do, that the Eastern Sierra is one of the most beautiful and unique places on earth, and it’s right in our own back yard. His family always believed in sustainable land and resource management practices that catered to the vibrant local tourist industry.
Alpers is a conservationist who loves the environment in which he lives, but he is also a businessman. He believes that it takes someone like him to balance the financial needs of a community with the need to protect our fragile ecosystem. He has been doing that his entire life in the Eastern Sierras. And it is a life that is full of good stories, major accomplishments and noble ideas.
Come spend some time with Tim Alpers at the Fred Hall Show … the Ultimate Outdoor Experience, at the Long Beach Convention Center, March 6-10.