CURRENT EVENTS Seeking Board Members! Cascadia Wild is seeking 2 new board members to help out behind the scenes and be a part of our fun group of naturalists. Read more.
Tracking Intensive Sept-April, 1 day per month Learn to recognize a wide range of tracks and sign while exploring many great local tracking sites. Track everything from coyotes to birds, explore a wide range of habitats, and see the big picture of how animals are using the landscape. Read more. Nature Mentoring in Action An weekend workshop with Jon Young, Sept 18-20 Hosted by 8 Shields PDX Experience the 8 Shields method of nature-connection mentoring, while exploring bird language, tracking, ancestral skills, and the core routines of nature connection. For more info and to register: http://8spdx.com
Trip Leader Training Program Want to develop your tracking skills while helping search for rare carnivores? This 8 month program will give you the skills to lead tracking trips in the field and be a well rounded naturalist. Read more.
Habitats and Forest Zones of the Cascades Sat Oct 3, 9am-6pm Drive across the Cascades to experience first hand the wide variety of different ecosystems and habitat types. We will talk about the concept of a habitat, learn to identify different tree species and what they can tell you about the habitat, and learn why this is important for any naturalist skills, including animal tracking. Read more.
Mammals of Mt Hood Class Tue, Oct 20, 6:30-8:30 Learn what mammals are found in the Mt Hood area and be able to sort them family and by habitat to make them easier to remember. Also learn their basic lifestyle, reproductive strategies, winter activity, and important concepts in wildlife ecology. Read more.
Join us again next winter and learn animal tracking while helping wildlife research on Mt Hood.
Cascadia Wild is a Portland-based non-profit dedicated to connecting local people with the local ecosystem.
We combine modern ecological methods with the ancient practices of living with nature. Fostering a community based on science, intuition, professionalism and lots of fun, we hope to instill a deep sense of connection with the natural world. Our goal is to increase people's appreciation of how everything is ultimately connected to everything else, and through this, to help people develop healthier relationships with the natural environment and with their community. Cascadia Wild provides many low-cost and free events because we believe that everyone needs to have expose to nature.