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

JUST ADDED: Medicinal Plant Collecting & Preparation July 10.

Take a look at our newly launched website,, a resource for merging intuitive and practical tracking. The site, developed with our students, contains stories, methods and resources to make your tracking intuitive and connected; it’s designed for both beginning and experienced trackers. Check it out and then bookmark it as you apply ideas and techniques to your own tracking.

And, my Walk with the Animal book is now available in digital form. See Store page.

Status of upcoming workshops:

April 30-May 1: Earth Philosophy 3: Open
May 14
: Gaits & Track Interpretation: Open
May 15
: Red Fox and Coyote Tracking: Open, but beginning to fill
May 21-22 and July 16-17:
Walk with the Animal series: Open
June 10-14: Basic & Advanced Tracking, Trailing & Mapping at Windy Springs: Open

Look at sample pages of Mammal Tracking Workbook II: Gaits & Track Interpretation

View Gaits for Trackers Videos for your tracking study!