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San Diego Specialist Cert 11/12/2017

Published on November 14, 2017 under Certifications
San Diego Specialist Cert 11/12/2017
Marcus Reynerson and Bob Ollerton hosted a Track and Sign Specialist Certification in the deserts east of San Diego, California on November 11-12, 2017. Participants at Specialist Certifications have to answer 57 very complex questions over an arduous 2 days. Two evaluators…
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Identifying Individual Mountain Lions from Footprints

Published on October 13, 2017 under News
Identifying Individual Mountain Lions from Footprints
I have been working for several years now with Zoe Jewell and Sky Alibhai from WildTrack on a system for identifying individual mountain lions from their tracks. We recently published an article in the open access journal PLOS One and it's available to read…
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Central Texas Certification 5/28/2017

Published on June 12, 2017 under News
Central Texas Certification 5/28/2017
The Earth Native Wilderness School organized a Track and Sign Certification in and around Austin Texas from May 27-28, 2017. We saw the tracks of 30 species, including 16 mammals, 5 birds, 3 herps, and 6 invertebrates. We spent the first day at a pond at…
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San Diego Certification 5/7/2017

Published on May 18, 2017 under News
San Diego Certification 5/7/2017
The San Diego Tracking Team organized a Track and Sign Certification in San Diego, California from May 6-7, 2017. We saw the tracks of 27 species, including 15 mammals, 6 birds, 3 herps, and 3 invertebrates. We spent the first day at Lake…
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Big Bend Specialist Certification 4/09/2017

Published on April 17, 2017 under News
Big Bend Specialist Certification 4/09/2017
Dave Scott organized a Track and Sign Specialist Certification at Big Bend National Park, Texas on April 8-9, 2017. Specialist Certifications are arduous. Participants have to answer 57 very difficult questions over 2 days. Two evaluators (1 standard and 1 external) are present at Specialist…
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Los Padres Specialist Certification 11/15/2016

Published on November 15, 2016 under Certifications
Los Padres Specialist Certification 11/15/2016
Marcus Reynerson organized a Track and Sign Specialist Certification in the Los Padres National Forest, California on November 12-13, 2016. Specialist Certifications are arduous. Participants have to answer 57 very difficult questions over 2 days. Two evaluators (1 standard and 1 external) are present…
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Ventura Tracker Certification 11/6/2016

Published on November 7, 2016 under Certifications
Ventura Tracker Certification 11/6/2016
The Channel Islands Tracking Team hosted a Track and Sign Certification in Ventura, California on November 5–6, 2016. We saw the tracks of 26 species, including 15 mammals, 4 birds, 3 herps, 3 invertebrates, and marks of a branch moving in the wind. We…
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How to Tell Buck from Doe Tracks

Published on July 28, 2016 under Articles
How to Tell Buck from Doe Tracks
There are few tracking challenges as burdened with lore and conflicting information as how to tell a buck from doe. Some common methods I've heard suggest that bucks show dewclaws, or drag their feet, others say that buck tracks tend to splay more, and one…
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