Hopland Research and Extension Center
University of California
Hopland Research and Extension Center

Wildlife Tracking Class

Dates: October 13, 2018 - October 14, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Contact: Hannah Bird (707) 744 1424 ext 105 hbird@ucanr.edu

Sponsor: Hopland Research and Extension Center

Location: 4070 University Road,

Event Details

Join expert tracker Meghan Walla Murphy for this wonderful workshop at the UC Hopland Research and Extension Center.

We are excited to offer an overnight tracking intensive of animal tracking, behavior, and ecology. We will explore track and sign, build your pattern literacy, and offer skills on how to read a landscape. As we observe the stories left by the animals, you will learn how to answer tracking questions on your own, regardless of where you call home. Some skills will include:

  • Journaling
  • Mapping
  • Bird Language
  • Sensory Awareness
  • Wildlife Cameras
  • Tracking in Wildlife Conservation
  • And a rich discussion about fire ecology and wildlife…

By the end of our time together we will each walk away with not only a better understanding of HREC and its many animal species, but also with the skills to establish this same Sense of Place, where ever you may call home.

Accommodation will be provided for the Saturday night in our dormitory with male and female bunk rooms, bathrooms including showers, living area and kitchen. Camping is also available. Participants are asked to bring their own packed lunch on Saturday, but Saturday dinner will be provided and breakfast on Sunday morning.

Accommodation is available at extra cost for the Friday night (October 12).

Cost
$190 ($180 certified California Naturalists) - includes workshop, Saturday night accommodation, Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast.
$30 additional charge to include Friday night accommodation.
Only 16 places are available for this wonderful workshop - register early to guarantee your spot!

About Meghan Walla Murphy

Meghan Walla Murphy

Meghan Walla-Murphy Bio:

Meghan has been tracking avidly for more than 20 years, which has added a depth and breadth to her work in conservation, ecology, and outreach. Currently she spends her time writing, teaching, and tracking to inform her work on habitat permeability and connectivity. She has co-authored a book on tracking with carnivore biologist Dr. James Halfpenny as well as a book on salmonids in the Russian River. Meghan has travelled extensively in the US, Brasil, the Congo, and Southern Africa to learn from diverse trackers who use the skill for research, hunting, and education. This seemingly esoteric, yet ancient art has given Meghan the skills to read a landscape, better understand ecology, and apply these to conservation and social justice challenges in her community.

About the site

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The Hopland Research and Extension Center is a multi-disciplinary research and education facility run by the University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources Division. As stewards of more than 5,300 acres of oak woodland, grassland, chaparral, and riparian environments, research and education programs at the center aim to find better ways to manage our natural resources and conduct sustainable agricultural practices, through science, for the benefit of California’s citizens.

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