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Track and Sign Certification: Southern Washington Cascades

June 22–23, 2013
Join CyberTracker Conservation and the Mount St. Helens Institute for a Tracker Certification weekend.

The Tracking Evaluation is a two-day practical field test that emphasizes open, honest dialogue and real learning. The tracks and sign of any and all species encountered in the field are asked, whether big or small, clear or obscure. After participants give their answers, a dialogue ensues to provide the opportunity for participants to internalize the field marks for identification. Initiating the use of Evaluations not only gives biologists and research teams an edge in identifying and relaying biodiversity but also facilitates viable contribution from the public, or “local experts.” North American Tracker Evaluations emphasize practical tracking and the development of reliable field skills.
The evaluation will be based out the Pine Creek area on the southside of Mount St. Helens. Included in the cost are lunch and dinner Saturday, breakfast and lunch on Sunday and cabin/bunkhouse accommodations on Saturday night. If Friday or Sunday night accomodations are needed, please contact Abi Groskopf via email at agroskopf@mshinstitute.org or by phone at (360) 891-5069.
Hosting Organization: Mount St. Helens Institute
Make-or-Break Date: June 8
Meeting Time: 8:00 am
Meeting Place: Pine Creek Information Station, about 40 miles east of Woodland, WA.
Requirements: Participants should be in good shape and able to hike several miles over rough terrain.
Fee: $300 (includes lunch and dinner on Saturday, breakfast and lunch on Sunday and lodging Saturday)
Learn more and register here