Join Wilderness Awareness School for an incredible weeklong tracking expedition in North Eastern Washington. We will be looking for track and sign of some of the largest mammals of North America including: wolves, black bears, cougars, moose, and elk. To study these large animals we will need to look at the landscape from an ecological viewpoint. By no means will we be discriminatory against the little guys; while our focus will be on larger mammals, we will track by opportunity!
Expedition participants learn through immersion in this diverse landscape, as we discover and follow the tracks and sign of both large and small animals. During this class students gain a thorough understanding of fundamental wildlife tracking skills. We also emphasize identification and trailing. Field activity is complemented with exploring the theory and biology of these fascinating animals.
This course is open to trackers of any skill level, with beginners gaining a solid foundation of skills, and more advanced students enhancing their skills, in a dynamic setting with instruction from experienced trackers.
Course Registration Details
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2013 schedule TBA.
Where? Eastern Washington
Who? Ages 18+ How much? $895
Food and camping included.
Meet Your Instructors
David Moskowitz is our Wildlife Tracking Intensive Instructor and a project manager for the Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project. He joined Wilderness Awareness School in 2005, bringing with him over a decade of experience teaching outdoor and environmental education throughout the United States including at Outward Bound and the North Cascades Institute. He is the author of the books Wildlife of the Pacific Northwest and Wolves in the Land of Salmon.
David is a skilled field researcher and has been involved with forest carnivore research and wildlife monitoring in the Cascades for many years as well as avian research in the Puget Sound area. He holds a bachelors degree in Environmental Studies through Prescott College with an emphasis on Field Ecology and Wildlife Tracking. Along with tracking wild animals, Dave is also passionate about mountaineering, environmental activism and photography.