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Track and Sign Evaluation: Olympic Peninsula Washington

November 12–13, 2016
Hosted by Jefferson Land Trust
Port Townsend, Washington
Contact: Erik Kingfisher
360-379-5681 xt 103
This Wildlife Track and Sign certification class will actively engage participants in the process of identification and interpretation of tracks and signs encountered in the field. An interactive approach with time for questions and discussion will provide opportunities for participants to share their thoughts openly and ask detailed questions of the instructor. Participants will observe a wide diversity of tracks and signs of wildlife found in east Jefferson County, here on the Olympic Peninsula.

Participants will spend two full days in the field with professional wildlife tracker, naturalist, author, and educator, David Moskowitz. The two-day class is entirely field based, and will take place at different public and private protected natural areas.

The class is structured as an evaluation of the participants skills in track and sign identification. This approach is an excellent way to learn and investigate, with the goal being to attain a professional certificate in wildlife tracking through Cybertracker Conservation. Cybertracker’s Wildlife Tracking Certification has become the international standard for professional and amateur certification in the field of wildlife tracking.

“I consider these track and sign evaluation classes to be one of the most potent ways to increase ones awareness of local wildlife. After going through a weekend like this, you simply see the land and natural areas around you differently, noticing so much more evidence of wildlife presence” says Erik Kingfisher, Stewardship Director at Jefferson Land Trust, who holds a Level III certification.

The class is limited to 10 people, and costs $250 per person, which includes certification for those that qualify. Participants are encouraged to practice and study a tracking guidebook, such as Dave's "Wildlife of the Pacific Northwest” leading up to the weekend. The course time in the field is expected to run between 8am and 5:30pm on Saturday October 15, and between 8am and 4pm on Sunday October 16. Lodging and food are on your own but we can give you suggestions if need be. To register or for more information, contact Erik Kingfisher at 360-379-5681 xt 103, steward@saveland.org
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