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Tracking the Landscape: Beyond Tracks, Scat and Sign Workshop with Meghan W...

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Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation

900 Sanford Road

Santa Rosa, CA 95401

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Tracking the Landscape: Beyond Tracks, Scat and Sign Workshop with Meghan Walla-Murphy

What can the wildlife behavior and movement reveal to us about land management in the Santa Rosa plain? Join us for a morning of learning the fundamental principles of wildlife tracking and then searching beyond tracks and scat into to the nuances of wildlife patterns on the landscape. Going one step further we will discover these principles, patterns, and nuances inform conservation efforts. We will venture down to Irwin Creek, a restoration site close to the Laguna Environmental Center, to refresh our tracking skills and see how animals are moving through and within agricultural sites, residential homes, seasonal creeks, and rural roads to forage, mate, and find shelter in the Laguna. The stories of the wild creatures living in this busy working landscape are dynamic, complicated, and waiting to be discovered.

Please note that we will be walking 1-2 miles over uneven, sometimes off-trail terrain at a slow pace. We recommend wearing long pants. Heavy rain cancels. This workshop will be geared towards adults, with long periods of standing and discussing observations, although children 12 and over are welcome.

BIO: Meghan Walla- Murphy has had the great fortune of being able to combine her passions for animal tracking, writing and people into vocations of habitat conservation and public awareness. As an educator, wildlife ecologist and writer of books, essays and articles, Meghan strives to help people connect to their external and internal landscapes through observation and tracking. In addition to a formal academic background, Meghan has had the privilege of tracking across the U.S. and internationally with indigenous cultures who continue to live close to the land. This academic and practical training has given Meghan the ability to meet and unravel some of our most pressing environmental, social, and political challenges from many diverse perspectives.


Some of Meghan’s current work projects in California include a habitat connectivity project in Sonoma County and lead of the North Bay Bear Collaborative. In addition, Meghan is faculty in the Natural Resource Management Dept. at Santa Rosa Junior College and an instructor for University CA Master Naturalist Program.

To contact Meghan or read more about her background and work please visit her website: www.meghanwallamurphy.com


CANCELLATION POLICY: If you need to cancel, please notify us as soon as possible so that others on the waitlist may attend. Cancellations received more than 30 days in advance of the event date will receive a refund minus a $10.00 processing fee. Cancellations made between 30-7 days in advance will receive a 50% refund. We are sorry but refunds cannot be given on cancellations made less than 7 days in advance. Please also note that we need a minimum number of participants to conduct this workshop, and heavy rain cancels. If the Laguna Foundation needs to cancel the event for any reason, we will notify you as soon as possible (at least 1 day prior to the event) and you will receive a full refund.



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