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In conjunction with CyberTracker Conservation, White Pine Programs regularly hosts Wildlife Track & Sign Evaluations – usually one in winter, and one in the late spring. All evaluations are conducted by certified evaluators.

Evaluations are open to the public and are intended to validate the “dirt time” of practicing trackers as well as help them understand their strengths and weaknesses in terms of a working knowledge of track and sign and trailing skills.

We hope that evaluations can serve as a means for competent trackers to prove credibility and gain employment in the application of tracking skills. Tracker evaluations are also an efficient form of education and excellent means to test observer reliability. Click here to view CyberTracker’s list of Qualified Trackers both here in North America and abroad in Africa.


Winter 2017 Track & Sign Evaluation, Levels 1 – 4

Evaluator: George Leoniak, Senior Tracker & Evaluator

Dates: Saturday & Sunday January 21-22, 2017

Registration Opens September 1st, 2016

Cost:  $250 (does not include food, travel, or lodging)

Location: Southern Maine (York/Kennebunk areas)

Description: White Pine is excited to host another Winter Wildlife Track & Sign Evaluation in southern Maine! This two day intensive field evaluation serves as an opportunity for wildlife trackers to test their skills. Participants achieving 70% or greater will receive certification from Cybertracker Conservation. If you teach tracking or want to truly raise the bar with your tracking skills, think of this two day workshop as a must.


Spring/Summer 2017  Track & Sign Evaluation, Levels 1 – 4

Evaporator: George Leoniak, Senior Tracker & Elevator

Date: Dates Coming Soon!

Cost:  $250 (does not include food, travel, or lodging)

Location: Generally in the southern Vermont, north- western Massachusetts region

Description: White Pine is excited to host another Spring/Summer Wildlife Track & Sign Evaluation in New England! This two day intensive field evaluation serves as an opportunity for wildlife trackers to test their skills. Participants achieving 70% or greater will receive certification from Cybertracker Conservation. If you teach tracking or want to truly raise the bar with your tracking skills, think of this two day workshop as a must.


2017 Track & Sign Specialist Evaluation

Evaluates: Nate Harvey and George Leoniak

Date: Dates Coming Soon!

Cost: $375 (does not include food, travel, or lodging)

Location: Generally in the southern Vermont, north- western Massachusetts region.

Description: White Pine is excited to host another wildlife Specialist Track & Sign Evaluation in New England! This two day intensive field evaluation serves as an opportunity for wildlife trackers to test their skills. The Trailing Specialist must obtain 100% for the trailing of a difficult animal spoor. The Trailing Specialist must also pass an oral test on animal behavior, which will focus on his or her depth of knowledge. It is not possible to test the full extent of a tracker’s knowledge, but indications of highly specialized knowledge imply that the tracker has developed a depth of expertise. The candidate will most likely not achieve this level without at least five years experience in the field, which in itself implies that the tracker probably has accumulated a fairly broad range of expertise. Check out Cyber Tracker for more information.


Please Click Here to Sign Up for Evaluatuions