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Track & Sign Specialist
Participants are evaluated in the field on their ability to identify and interpret tracks and sign of all species encountered. Tracks may be big or small, clear or obscure.
Participants are evaluated on their ability to follow tracks and find animals. Five aspects are evaluated: spoor recognition, anticipation, situational awareness, alertness, and stealth.
Awarded to those certified in both a Track & Sign and Trailing. Participants receive the lower of the ranks; if one has a Track & Sign Level II and a Trailing Level III, they receive a Tracker Level II.
Congratulations to Kim Cabrera and John Brossard for their excellent performance on the recent Track and Sign Specialist Evaluation in Humboldt County California. Both handily earned Specialist Certificates and demonstrated their deep knowledge of the wildlife of the region and both…
Last summer Michelle Peziol cemented her second Track and Sign Specialist certificate in Jackson, Wyoming. Connor O’Malley also received Specialist, his impressive third. This week Michelle took a short breather from her work as a head biologist on Panthera’s Puma Program in Jackson…
Hot, windy conditions set the stage for a tough desert-region Specialist Evaluation in Southern California this April. We’re thrilled to announce Dan Hansche’s second Specialist Certificate! Coming all the way from the forests of New England, Dan exhibited beautifully the…
TRACK AND SIGN SPECIALIST: This fall, Cybertracker ran a Track and Sign Specialist evaluation in northwestern Oregon and a second one in western Washington. Phil Johnston, a wildlife technician and outdoor educator from Arcata California received his second Specialist certificate at…
In my 35 years with Texas Parks and Wildlife, this is by far the best training I have ever attended.Gene MillerTPWD Biologist
The CyberTracker Evaluation is the most accurate indicator of an individuals’ tracking skill yet devised.Barry MartenWestern Tracking Institute
All staff indicated that this was one of the best training experiences they have had while working for TPWD. This is the type of training that allows us to hone our naturalist skills and become better biologists. I look forward to future evaluations…Chip RuthvenTPWD Director, Matador WMA