Wildlife Tracking Intensive
Once-a-month for Six Months, $460
8:30am to 4pm on April 7, May 5, June 9, July 7, August 4, and September 8. 
Nate Bacon

Join local wildlife tracker and educator Nate Bacon for a six-month wildlife tracking series that will meet one day per month from April through September. Explore the lives, behavior, and ecology of local wildlife through the art of track and sign identification and interpretation.

Both beginning trackers and seasoned veterans are welcome and encouraged to attend as there will be plenty of opportunity to learn from and with each other. The course will be structured to include plenty of field time for direct learning, but will also focus on the process of learning how to learn the various dimensions of wildlife tracking.

Course content will provide not only lots of “dirt time,” but will also include explorations of the fundamentals of wildlife tracking skill and knowledge, including animal behavior, ecological tracking, gaits and locomotion, the aging of tracks, foot morphology, and trailing (actually following the tracks of animals). We will spend some time with practices that support the development of these skills such as nature awareness and developing good study techniques to take advantage of the wealth of resources available to wildlife Moose_kiesautrackers today, including learning basic track drawing techniques with drawing instructor Perri Howard. 

The series will take place at various field locations throughout the Methow and will be a great opportunity to explore the wonders of this valley including protected conservation easements.  The course will meet outside from 8:30am to 4pm on April 7, May 5, June 9, July 7, August 4, and September 8. 

This series is also designed to support the learning process for those who wish to participate in the Wildlife Tracking Certificate Courses we regularly offer with David Moskowitz (there are two this year, one on July 14-15 and one Oct 6-7). 

Tuition is $460*.  Space in the course is limited to 12 people.  Participants may want to have a tracking guidebook, such as Dave Moskowitz’s "Wildlife of the Pacific Northwest" but nothing is required.  Contact Mary at mary@methowconservancy.org or 509-996-2870 for questions or to register.

* Our Cancellation and Refund Policy
If you cancel or leave a fee-based course for any reason:
Full refunds will be given if the request is received two weeks or more before the day of the program (class, workshop, fieldtrip, etc.).  If the cancellation is made less than two weeks before the start of the program, the Methow Conservancy will give a full refund only if we are able to fill your spot.  If you cancel 24 hours or less before the start time of the program or after the class has started there will be no refund of the program fee.  Although we rarely need to do so, we reserve the right to cancel a program.  In this case you will receive a full refund.


315 Riverside Avenue / PO Box 71    Winthrop, WA 98862     509.996.2870