Last updated 08/19/2013 1:37 PM
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Arkansas Dirt Time
We are a group of people studying and practicing wilderness skills all over Arkansas. Groups all over Arkansas mainly in Little rock, Conway and Fayetteville. Please check out the web-page, feel free to post on the forums. Monthly outings and workshops.
Arkansas Tracking Club
PO Box 847
Hot Springs, AR 71902
An informal club that meets once per month, mostly in Hot Springs, AR, but sometimes elsewhere. Their purpose is to teach and practice the art of tracking as taught at Tom Brown's courses.
The teachings of Wilderness Awareness School, Tracker School, Paul Rezendes, Jim Halfpenny, and Charles Worsham form the basis for the knowledge shared within the club. Open to all levels of trackers, including those that have never looked at a track, the gatherings are often led by Nate Summers, former Adult Programs Director at Wilderness Awareness School. The meeting structure will typically follow the WAS tracking club format placing heavy emphasis on the use of multiple stations and the arts of questioning to gain insights to tracking far beyond focusing on prints. Topics will vary depending upon group dynamics to include human & mammal tracking in addition to naturalist studies and some outdoor skills. There is no fee to participate, though contributions are accepted. We encourage all seekers of ancient wisdom to either start or participate in a tracking club in their community.
The Riekes Center for Human Enhancement
Nature Studies Program - (650) 298-3405
Main (650) 298-2509
Since 1998, we have held monthly gatherings. We currently draw Trackers from the greater California Bay Area including: San Jose, San Francisco, Napa, Sacramento, and surrounding cities. Tracking is based on teachings of Tom Brown Jr, Jon Young, Paul Rezendes, and Jim Halfpenny. The club is open to all levels from beginner to expert. Our format is small groups progressing between stations where each group is mentoring in tracking.
All interested parties welcome. There are also a number of primitive skills gatherings going on all over the area. We usually meet the ***Second Sunday*** of the month on the coast between Half Moon Bay and Santa Cruz. Call or e-mail for details, directions, and costs (where applicable).
Vision: Foster an attitude of stewardship by promoting awareness and knowledge of our natural world. Mission: Promote the preservation of biologically diverse and sensitive land forms and wildlife habitat in San Diego County and adjacent areas by conducting wildlife monitoring and research coupled with outdoor and environmental education programs.
About once a month, gets together to go on a skills trip into the woods around Angwin. Since 1993.
Sponsored by Archway Wildlife Rehabilitation, Inc., a 501C3 non-profit corporation. This club is free and by invite only. Interested individuals must have completed Archway’s tracking classes one thru three, or Tom Brown Jr.’s standard class and meet with Patrick to discuss tracking skills. We are trying to create a group of dedicated trackers to work towards a skill level needed to find lost people.
Non-profit all area skills club; wilderness survival, tracking, nature, flintknapping. Weekend and day trips, open to everyone in country. Great place to come in winter for weekend. Central Florida, hour south of Orlando. Club is comprised of tracker students who want to practice skills, gain dirt time and share information. Open to all. (nominal fee to cover cost Non-profit).
TAG Primitive Skills Group is a regional (Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Southwestern North Carolina and Western South Carolina) group dedicated to practicing survival skills (including shelter, water, fire food), animal tracking skills, and nature awareness skills for harmonious living immersed in nature. Our philosophy teaches sincere respect for the earth and all living things. This group is for lovers of nature who want to learn more.
Tracking skills, sweats, survival skills etc... in Southern Wisconsin, Northern Illinois, Southern Michigan, and Northern Indiana. 10-15 active members congregate at least on a monthly basis and sometimes hire folks to come in to teach specialty classes (IE Brain Tanning, winter survival, etc..).
Fort Wayne Indiana
Tom Brown Jr. and Kevin Reeve school graduates. We need reliable responsible enthusiasts to participate in our activities. We are training for search and rescue operations to support local efforts as well as our own personal and team growth.
Stephen Figgins - (785) 766-0113
We meet monthly to practice tracking and wilderness awareness skills (including plant identification, wild edibles and medicinals, primitive survival skills, bird language, etc.) The events are open to all ages and skill levels. There are currently no fees.
Group of people interested in learning, sharing and discovering the philosophy and skills of our native ancestors. "Tracking" means much more than following footprints. It means a deep understanding and awareness of our mother Earth in all of her aspects: animals, plants, physical features and spiritual features.
Granville, MA 01034-0332
Group getting together irregularly to practice tracker skills.
MAPS was founded in 1997. Our purpose is to practice the skills of living close to the earth and to share these skills with others. The group meets every couple of months and anyone of any skill level from the MD, PA, VA, or WVA areas are welcome. We also hold one big rendezvous each year (see website for details).
We meet for four hours from 2-6pm every Sunday. Contact for details.
Several of us continue to get together a few times a year, but it is almost always informal.
Sterling Hgts, MI 48313
Tracker Students from Tom Brown classes interested in working and practicing skills. Passing on of wilderness knowledge, experience and skills to any and all like minded individuals. All areas of interest in Tom Brown Jr. schools courses are welcome.
Dann W. Jones
2869 114th Ave.
Allegan, MI 49010
We get together once a month or whenever we can to practice tracking and other wilderness skills.
We meet roughly once a month to practice Tracker skills and to learn from each other.
We are a small group that meets regularly. Please email us for more information!
Contact: Andy Smith, Assistant Program Director
5101-B N. Roxboro Rd
Phone: (919) 477-2116
Fax: (919) 620-8011
Schoolhouse of Wonder is a nonprofit dedicated to bringing the people of the Piedmont closer to nature. We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting a Wilderness Skills club. We are inviting all students of nature studies, tracking, primitive skills, and other related subjects to be a part of our group. We will share resources, skills, stories, playful awareness exercises and inspiration. Meetings at West Point on the Eno Park, see webpages below.
The group is now forming and will be meeting 1x a month. Practicing tracking skills, awareness, and other wilderness skills in the Monadnock area of south western New Hampshire. In addition to the tracker club, Bruce also teaches courses for a nomimal fee through Natures Alternatives.
The Pineland Trackers is an informal group who meet to discuss, practice and learn various primitive skills, with a special focus on tracking. We come from many walks of life, and membership is open to anyone who has a desire to learn these skills. We do most of our learning in an area of New Jersey called the Pine Barrens. This area was once a coastal plain and is composed of mostly sandy soil with scrub oak and pitch pine, dotted with cedar swamps. The Pine Barrens has some very unique areas and offers tracking opportunities for every skill level.
The Ancient Skills School is currently running one day and weekend classes for any interested individuals or groups. With week long class beginning in 1999. Of course there is no charge for Trackers. This school is run by Joe Longshore and Jason Crosby. As graduates of Tom Brown's Tracker School, thier skills come from many years of his classes and testing thier ability in the wilderness.
The CNY Nature Study Club has three focus areas - tracking, wildcrafting, and primitive/survival living skills. Each topic has its own group which plans meetings/outings in and around the Syracuse NY area.
Ithaca / Southern Tier Trackers, and Rune Hill Center
c/o Diane Gibbons
Tracking Group is organized out of Rune Hill Retreat and Earth Awareness Center. Meets monthly on a Sunday afternoon 1-4, and occasional longer outings. We go to different spots around the area depending on season, and also have Rune Hill's tracking box to work with when it is incliment weather. An integrated program in Earth Wisdom and Healing includes foundational knowledge to access the energies of Earthly and Spiritual realms. In the program are classes in Tracking and Natural History, Herbalism, Telepathic and Empathic Devewlopment, Working through Personal Blocks, Walking Quests and Spiritual Practice.
Events in and around NYC for Tracker Students. Meet local Trackers. The website still isn’t up, but they hope to get it running soon.
We are a small group of people meeting once a month to uncover animals signs, tracks and trails- in locations around New Lebanon, NY. Whether you know nothing, a little or a lot, come and join us to dive headlong into the hidden life of our animal neighbors.
Active students of Tom Brown Jr.'s Tracking, Nature, & Wilderness Survival School, and /or Jon Young's Wilderness Awareness School, who live in and around the Greater Cincinnati area (Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and West Virginia). Officially founded in 2001. Our purpose is to practice the skills of living respectfully with Mother Earth and all our relatives. We welcome the opportunity to teach and share these skills with others. We meet weekly on Thursday evenings to share and practice skills. We participate in club-generated and other weekend events when they arise usually monthly. Come join in the learning.
The Portland Tracking Club gets together on the last Sunday of every month for dirt time at Oxbow Park, Gresham, OR. Membership is $15.00 that covers the cost of the quarterly newsletter. The Tracking Club welcomes stories, photos, poems, and art for the newsletter that is related to tracking and the natural world.
716 Allegheny St.
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648
Exploring the natural world and celebrating the gift of Life through tracking.
Carnegie Mellon University
PO Box 3015
Pittsburgh, PA 15230
Like the Western Massachusetts Woodsy Club, this is basically this is a
supportive and empowering environment for all who wish to train, grow, and
share. Influences of many types, Tracker skills, martial arts, primitive skills, etc.
Mountain Trackers Association
c/o Phillip R. Michael
Tennessee Law Enforcement Academy
325 Lebanon Rd.
Nashville, TN. 37214-2217
Mountain Trackers Association is a organization that teaches and promotes tracking with in the general Law Enforcement and Emergency Service Communities, and provide on sight assistance upon request as the needs of the members department or agency will allow.
The Austin Tracking and Primitive Skills Meetup
c/o Nathan Southerland
This is your opportunity to learn and practice the ancient skills that sustained our ancestors for centuries. In the process, we connect in a deeper way with Nature, the Creator, and one another. Based on the teaching of Tom Brown, Jr., but not affiliated with Tracker, Inc. All are welcome, and graduates of Tracker School courses are especially encouraged to join in.
Piney Woods Primitive Skills
Houston, TX (and surrounding area)
We are a group that meets in the north-Houston, TX area (Spring & Conroe) to practice and learn primitive skills, wilderness survival, tracking, ethno-botany and Native American skills. We also want to raise awareness of how people are meant to live with the earth and how we have so far removed ourselves from it.
Utah Tracker Association is a new tracker club in Utah that is still forming. Retreats are held at the Lifeways Earth Living School, and focus of these retreats is in sharing skills with friends and family of tracker students. We invite all tracker students in Utah area to participate. We do ask a nominal fee for holding the retreats at the Lifeways ranch.
Part of the Pacific Northwest Trackers Association. The Association is a non-profit organization in the State of Washington, however there are members from the other Pacific NW states as well. The PNW Trackers are a member of the King County Search and Rescue Association (KCSARA) in Washington State. Mission: 1. To seek and promote excellence in the skills of tracking. 2. To utilize those skills to aid in the location of lost or missing people when needed. 3. To assist law enforcement in situations when tracking skills can be applied.
A group of like minded individuals who meet on a monthly basis to talk and practice primitive skills. No experience necessary, just a desire to learn.
Group is beginning to form. Contact OaktonVa@aol.com for further information.
Meets occasionally to track and discuss tracking. Our purpose is that we have a passion for tracking and wish to foster and practice it.
Various activities around Edmonton and throughout the province including classes and social gatherings.
The Ontario Trackers group is currently inactive. See Wildwood Trackers.
We are basically a group of like-minded individuals who are interested in spending time outdoors and discovering the many mysteries of the natural world. We will be going on scheduled hikes to local areas. There will be 'loose' themes that run with each outing such as Tree identification, Edible/Medicinal Plants, Animal gait patterns, Skills, Winter Tracking, Etc..... Basically Naturalist and Tracker related themes, depending on the interests of people involved. We just wish to gather a group of individuals who wish to learn more about the Natural World. We are open to anyone who is interested, regardless of experience.
c/o Walter Muma
Wildwood Trackers is located in Southern Ontario. We meet once a month for "Study Groups", which consist of intensive and focused study, practice, and discussion of survival skills, nature (plants, birds, animals, etc), tracking, awareness, caretaking, and more. These one-day sessions emphasize sharing and learning of skills and knowledge. Please visit our website for more information.
We're not for profit, open to anyone interested, and I'll teach what I learned at the Standard and the Back-to-Back. Why? Because it's fun, and because it is my experience that in learning how to live with the earth you gain a new and more holistic perspective on the world around you..
026 411 27 61
The Swiss Trackers Association is a multi-lingual group of Tom Brown students and friends that is dedicated to Grandfather’s vision. We meet on the 1st Sunday of every month in our Tipi in Posat in the Canton of Fribourg. Our meetings are in 2 parts. The morning is for those who have taken one or more of Tom Brown’s philosophy classes and is dedicated to spiritual skills; meditation, prayer, healing, spirit travel and ceremony. The afternoon session normally consists of awareness and other skills and is open to anyone of any age and background. We welcome all Trackers and future Trackers. Come with an open heart and join our Tracker Family. All are free to express their vision.
(Ed Note: While not truly a clubs, I have decided to list these as resources for connecting with other local trackers.)
ISPT is a non-profit worldwide organization formed with intent of connecting all categories of trackers. Connection means a newsletter, a website, a "clearinghouse" directory, and any other way of communicating we (all ISPT members) can think up as we grow. The benefits of connecting will be to share knowledge and interest in tracking.
For Tom Brown Jr. Students, TRACKER-GALLERY is an interactive Web Site and allows you to publish and update with immediate release your personal messages and pictures on your Member Page or on the Black Board.
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