The Mountain Caribou Initiative Team

David Moskowitz

David Moskowitz is the Creative Director and primary content producer for the Mountain Caribou Initiative. David first became fascinated with mountain caribou while researching and photographing his two previous book projects. The amazing landscape these animals call home and the urgency of the conservation dilemma surrounding them spurred him to develop this project.

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. His photography has appeared in numerous other books and periodicals including The New York Times, Outside Magazine, and Sierra Magazine. 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 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.

Along with David Moskowitz, the Mountain Caribou Initiative team includes:


MARCUS REYNERSON has worked in wilderness education and conservation for numerous organizations across the United States for the last seventeen years. Marcus is the Coordinator and Lead Instructor for the Anake program, an internationally-renowned yearlong naturalist and environmental leadership immersion program for adults at Wilderness Awareness School in Duvall, WA. Marcus is focusing on developing educational content for the project.


KIM SHELTON is an avid naturalist and wildlife tracker, she hails from both the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Reservation in Northern Minnesota and the North Yorkshire Moors in the U.K. Time spent in these wild places has instilled her with a love for and a passion for getting close to wild animals. She is currently instructing teen programs at Wilderness Awareness School and is teaching assistant for the Wildlife Tracking Intensive. Kim is our First Nations liaison for the project.



COLIN ARISMAN is the co-founder of Wild Confluence Films. His work has been selected for numerous accolades including selection in Wild and Scenic Film Festival. Colin has studied at Wilderness Awareness School and the University of Vermont graduating Summa Cum Laude with degrees in Natural Resource Planning and Applied Design. Colin’s focus is exploring the role of outdoor media in leveraging conservation and sustainability and is the lead for video content for the project.




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Make a tax deductible donation today through Blue Earth Alliance. For the Mountain Caribou Project page at Blue Earth Alliance click here (For larger contributions, contact David directly so we can avoid fees associated with online payments).

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