Wildlife Sign & Tracking - A Field Observation Day

Thursday, June 3, 2010

I attended this Volunteer Enrichment Training Program Presented by Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District and Peninsula Open Space Trust

Thursday, June 3, 2010
10:00am - 1:00pm Training Session
1:00pm - 2:00pm Optional Docent-led Hike
POST's Cloverdale Coastal Ranch
South of Pescadero, CA

District and POST volunteers, through numerous activities, discover various wildlife tracks and sign. This training session will provide volunteers an opportunity to learn how to observe wildlife and more fully appreciate the critical role wildlife corridors and habitat have in protecting a diverse range of fauna in our area. District/POST staff and volunteers, and the two presenters listed below, will lead an interesting and interactive field observation day.

Special Guest Presenters:
Doniga Markegard has an extensive background in wildlife tracking and nature study. Doniga has consulted on many projects including a permanent exhibit at the Museum of Science, Boston called, “A Birds World” and the San Francisco Exploratorium's listening exhibit. Doniga is co-founder and director of Peninsula Permaculture and founder of the interactive mentoring website Earth Action Mentor. Doniga’s home is on a cattle ranch in San Gregorio, where she and her family raise organic, grass-fed cattle and lamb for the community. She also owns and operates a permaculture design business, Designs by Doniga.

Ken Clarkson is the Nature Awareness Program director for the Riekes Center. Ken was formerly with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as an environmental educator, and is a long time Nature Mapping and tracking enthusiast, and instructor. After receiving his undergraduate degree in biology from James Madison University , he left to wander above the Arctic Circle for two summers as a backcountry wilderness ranger for the Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve in Alaska , where he proudly boasts that he lived in Anaktuvuk Pass which translates as “place of caribou dung.” He obtained a M.S. in Wildlife Management at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks , studying one of his favorite subjects, ravens.

Volunteer Programs Coordinator
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District

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