David Moskowitz works as a biologist, photographer, and outdoor educator. He is the author of two books, Wildlife of the Pacific Northwest and Wolves in the Land of Salmon. He has contributed his technical expertise to a wide variety of wildlife studies regionally and in the Canadian and U.S. Rocky mountains, focusing on using tracking and other non-invasive methods to study wildlife ecology and promote conservation. He helped establish the Cascade Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project, a citizen science effort to search for and monitor rare and sensitive wildlife in the Cascades and other Northwest wildlands.
David’s extensive experience as an outdoor educator includes training mountaineering instructors for Outward Bound, leading wilderness expeditions throughout the western United States and in Alaska, teaching natural history seminars, and as the lead instructor for wildlife tracking programs at Wilderness Awareness School.
David holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies and outdoor education from Prescott College. David is certified as a Track and Sign Specialist, Trailing Specialist, and Senior Tracker through Cybertracker Conservation and is an Evaluator for this rigorous international professional certification program.
Current and Recent Projects
In July of 2014 David launched a new project to explore the world of mountain caribou and the conservation challenges faced to sustain them and the unique mountain landscapes they depend on. Click here to learn more about the project. This project is ongoing and David is actively seeking collaborators and funding to continue it.
Wolf OR7 Expedition
During the spring of 2014, David joined 5 other conservation adventurers and carried out 1000 mile+ overland journey on the Wolf OR-7 Expeditio
n. Learn more about the expedition at or7expedition.org.
Wolves in the Land of Salmon
Published in 2013, Wolves in the Land of Salmon explores the fascinating and complicated ecological web which ties together wolves, wildlands and humans across the Pacific Northwest, outlining an ecological parable with lessons for people which go far beyond the geographic borders of the Pacific Northwest. David continues to deliver slideshows and presentations relating to wolves in the Pacific Northwest. Contact David to learn about how to set up an event in your community.