The Wildlife Tracker

Explorer of Air artwork by Joanna Colbert modeled by Chris Chisholm
Cover Art: Joanna Colbert

2022-23 Academic Year Rollout: Wolf Journey Book Three – The Wildlife Tracker features certificate goals of wildlife conservation, ornighology, ichthyology, arthropodology, herpetology, and other areas of focus on the path to becoming your local Wildlife Tracker.

As you walk through the course, you will move deeper and deeper into practical skills of wildlife conservation and knowledge of zoology.  More than that, you will realize that in every area of outdoor study – herbalism, scouting, survival, traditional living, etc. – that “it all comes back to tracking.”  For instance, if you can find a perfect rock to use as a bowl, you don’t have to spend a week making one that holds water.  Think of anything: if you can find it, you save the time and aggravation it takes to make it. In order to track, you have to “know your place,” learn the hazards, develop heightened senses, and be able to remember (record) findings accurately.

Book Three is like the outdoor mentor you always wished you had. The one who took you fishing every spring opener; taught you the beauty of the land and water when the fish weren’t biting; taught you to sit so silent, still, and scent-free that animals walked into the open; taught you habitat conservation and ethics … so that you became steward of the birds, bugs, fish and game – everything critical before becoming respected by sportsmen and outdoor women in your region as a hunter, wildlife photographer, or conservation officer.

Wolf Journey Earth Conservation Courses

Wolf Journey course books consist of 20 chapters, each with four core study experiences that can be completed as a series of lessons to earn a conservation certificate in your area of interest.

Book One: The Neighborhood Naturalist (2020-21 Academic Year Rollout)
Book Two: The Traditional Herbalist (2021-22 Academic Year Rollout)
Book Three: The Wildlife Tracker (2022-23 Academic Year Rollout)
Book Four: The Survival Scout (2023-24 Academic Year Rollout)
Book Five: The Sustainable Citizen (2024-25 Academic Year Rollout)
Book Six: The Environmental Educator (now available by special request)

The original books are now being republished as online courses. Click here to send an email so we can notify you as we launch each book.