Posted by: Craig Woolheater on August 19th, 2013
Forensic Analysis of Quadruped and Biped Footprints: Bigfoot to cougars, wolves, and grizzlies
by Dr. Jeff Meldrum and Dr. Jim Halfpenny
Learn the techniques used to find and document rare species. Topics covered include: Cryptozoology and the public, defining and locating rare species, trace and physical evidence, footprints and gaits, recognizing what is important, collecting quality evidence, photography and casting evidence, analysis of evidence, presentation of analyses, case studies and peer review.
The two-day workshop with pre- and post-events will be taught at the Track Education Center in Gardiner, MT. The Track Education Center is located at the north gate into Yellowstone National Park and it houses the largest forensic tracking collection in the world.
Workshop briefing packets will be available by the end of July and will be emailed to participants.
Registration info here.
I can’t express how excited and privelaged I am to be collaborating with a professional tracker of Jim Halfpenny’s stature on this first-of-its-kind workshop on tracking rare, elusive and “unknown” species. September 10th is the closing date for registration. Please spread the word. Share this post with friends you think may be interested. A successful course of this nature will set a precedent for interest and cooperation in the tracking community and provide the opportunity for investigators to gain invaluable skills that will aid them in identifying, collecting, and documenting credible reliable data — not to mention spend a weekend in one of the most spectacular spots on the planet — the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem!Jeff Meldrum