2023 Track & Sign Evaluations:

Specialist: September 9-10

Standard: October 14-15

Registration is open for Minnesota's next Track & Sign Specialist Evaluation, September 9-10, 2023. 

Tuition for the evaluation is $550. Partial scholarships may be available through Tracker Certification North America, or the Minnesota Wildlife Tracking Project for members of marginalized communities and trackers who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing and spreading the profession of wildlife tracking. The evaluation will take place in and around the Twin Cities Metro Area and will be led by Nate Harvey and David Moskowitz.

Contact Us to begin the registration process.

Nate Harvey is a Senior Tracker with CyberTracker Conservation and conducts evaluations in both Trailing and Track & Sign Identification. He led the first two Track & Sign evaluations hosted in Minnesota and got our group connected with CyberTracker North America. Nate also teaches Trailing in workshops near his home in southern Vermont and around the country, and offers a wealth of online resources on his website www.trackerstrail.com.

David Moskowitz is a CyberTracker External Evaluator for Track & Sign. He is the author and photographer of three books: Wildlife of the Pacific Northwest and Wolves in the Land of Salmon and Caribou Rainforest; and co-author of Peterson Field Guide to North American Bird Nests. He has contributed his technical expertise to a wide variety of wildlife studies, focusing on using tracking and other non-invasive methods to study wildlife ecology and promote conservation. He also helped establish the Community Wildlife Monitoring Project, a citizen science effort to search for and monitor rare and sensitive wildlife in the Cascades and other Pacific Northwest wildlands. See his schedule of upcoming evaluations, classes, and talks on his website www.davidmoskowitz.net.

Standard Evaluation, October 14-15

We are delighted to host Daniel Hansche for a standard evaluation in October. This will be our first time hosting Daniel Hansche, and I am delighted to give our tracking community a chance to learn from him. Daniel has particular interests in expanding the visibility & value of tracking in urban space; increasing equitable access to connective experiences in wildlife tracking; and the relationship between tracking and visual perception. You can learn more about his work at www.spurwander.com.

This evaluation is currently full. If you would like to be put on the waitlist to be notified if a spot opens up, please Contact Us.