Tracking • Wilderness Survival • Plant Uses • Traditional Skills • Earth Philosophy

Welcome to Earth Skills!

We’re specialists in animal tracking, nature awareness, wilderness survival, plant uses, primitive skills, Native American culture and earth philosophy.

There are many resources available on this site for free download or purchase, as well as information about the many classes we offer in California. We train novices, experienced outdoorspeople, professional field biologists, rangers, teachers and school groups. We also facilitate vision quests and provide nature-based leadership and personal development training.

We welcome you to join us as you connect with nature and advance your outdoor skills!

We hope to see you in a class!

New and Upcoming

We are planning the 2018 schedule now so thank you for your patience; we very much look forward to seeing you next year! Here are some of the things in the mix:

  • Regular entry-level tracking workshops
  • Summer Intensive 5-day tracking at Windy Springs
  • Advanced Tracking at Joshua Tree April 28-29 for those who have taken the beginning class there
  • Solo quest(s)
  • Walk with the Animal series
  • Moccasins, plant uses and other primitive skills sit-arounds in Frazier Park
  • Earth Philosophy 1-4
  • Tracking practice days featuring trailing, human tracking, gaits & track interpretation
  • start anyway!

ANIMAL MOVEMENT PAGE HAS BEEN ADDED TO THIS WEBSITE! There are videos from our animal movement workshops and links to monographs, articles and workbooks. Including a just-released Mountain Lion Movement monograph keyed to a video showing a captive cougar fast-walking, pacing and trotting..

View Gaits for Trackers Videos for your tracking study!