A Wildlife Tracking Workshop presented as a TCNA Track and Sign Evaluation


Saturday, February 17, 2024                                            8:00 – 3:30pm                                                        Sunday, February 18, 2024                                            9:00 – 3:30pm





Wonalancet River/Ferncroft Trailhead area      Albany, NH                                                                Exact meeting location TBD depending on snow conditions at time of Workshop. Directions will be provided to participants the week of the Workshop.

Participants should be prepared to spend the entire day outside. Please bring suitable clothing, food, and water. Snowshoes are recommended. Expect some moderate walking, but also be prepared to stand in the cold to observe tracks and discuss questions.



New Hampshire Assoc of Natural Resource Scientists (NHANRS) 


NHANRS Presents:

A Wildlife Tracking Workshop

presented as a TCNA Track and Sign Evaluation

Saturday and Sunday, February 17 & 18, 2024

12.0 contact hours Limited to 11 participants


Wildlife tracking is a field science that facilitates the ability to identify and interpret the signs of animal activity and provides accurate and localized wildlife observations. Tracking is also a practice that creates a meaningful connection with the landscapes in which we live. Tracking Evaluations are coordinated by Tracker Certification, a 501c3 nonprofit organization that provides education, support, and Professional Certification for all who aim to improve their skills as wildlife trackers. TCNA’s Evaluations are professional-level trainings that provide an unparalleled learning experience for beginning and advanced trackers alike.  For this Workshop/Evaluation, you will spend two days with an experienced Evaluator observing tracks and sign in the field, answering test questions, accompanied by discussion and test answer review as a group to increase your understanding of wildlife tracking. Participants are evaluated in the field on their ability to identify and interpret tracks and sign of all species encountered. Tracks may be big or small, clear or obscure. Final scores of 70% or better are eligible for Certification. No matter your final score, you will certainly learn and improve your skill set ! Learn more about Certification and TCNA at https://trackercertification.com/


Dan Hansche – A tracker & naturalist with 25 years’ experience, Daniel’s conservation & education work has led to wolf dens in the Rockies, Canada lynx surveys, the bison haunts of Europe, and African lion trails. Bicontinental existence with his family in Berlin Germany & New England USA has deepened Daniel’s knowledge and understanding of Eurasian & North American wildlife alike. In addition, Track & Sign certifications, other passions include wild pig trailing, white-tailed deer hunting, honing trackers’ observation skills using visual art & somatic field experiences though Tracking & Perception, expanding the visibility & value of tracking in urban space, and increasing equitable access to connective experiences in wildlife tracking.


February 17                                                                                                                                                          8:00 – Meet; exact location depends on snow conditions and will be provided to registered attendees the week of the workshop                                                                                                                                                    8:15 – 8:30  - REGISTRATION and Introductions                                                                                                8:30 – 3:30  - Track and Sign Evaluation

February 18                                                                                                                                                            8:45 – Meet                                                                                                                                                          9:00 – 2:30  - Track and Sign Evaluation                                                                                                                2:30 – 3:30 – Certificates scored and awarded; debrief. 

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Please make sure to complete all membership forms/payments (link below), if you are selecting the member rate for the workshop. Payment for the workshop must be received by November 15 to guarantee your spot. 

  Use the button below to complete the registration form for the event. Only current NHANRS members may register through October 31. This event is open to all on November 1st, until all spots are filled.

            Members:  $285.00

            Non-members:  $325.00

            Students: $250.00


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Please note that to receive the member rate for the meeting, membership dues for the 2023 calendar year must be received before attending the workshop.

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