Welcome to the January 2011 eNewsletter from Alderleaf Wilderness College!

In this issue...

1.) New: Alderleaf Farm Permaculture Plan
Interested in learning more about our sustainability projects? You can download and view a copy of our updated permaculture plan...

2.) Feature Article: Recognizing Badger Habitat
The American badger is a fascinating member of the weasel family. Learn to recognize its tracks, sign, and habitat...

3.) Upcoming Classes and Events...
Wildlife Tracking Apprenticeship begins, Introduction to Permaculture, Wilderness Survival Weekend Course...

New: Alderleaf Farm Permaculture Plan

Interested in learning more about our sustainability projects? You can download and view a copy of our most recently updated permaculture plan for Alderleaf Farm (in PDF format). It describes the history, current features, future plans, care, implementation, and other key information for working towards our vision of sustainability.

Download the Alderleaf Permaculture Plan or check it out at the Alderleaf Campus web page.

Many thanks to all the staff and students who contributed, including graduates of the Wilderness Certification Program!

Feature Article:
Recognizing Badger Habitat

Alderleaf instructor, Filip Tkaczyk, shares tips about how to identify badger tracks, sign, and habitat of this fascinating member of the weasel family...

"Knowing how to recognize the features of good badger habitat and being able to recognize badger tracks and sign will help you to find locations were badgers are active. With their low slung bodies, powerful forelimbs and extremely long claws, badgers are built to dig and to live in open country..." (Read more)

The Wildlife Tracking Apprenticeship class visits badger habitat in the Columbia Basin of central Washington where we often find their tracks and sign!

Upcoming Classes and Events!

Check out what's coming up!

Wildlife Tracking Apprenticeship: begins Feb 5, 2011
Go beyond just the basics - whether you're a beginner or experienced, learn tracking and trailing with expert wildlife trackers at amazing field sites in the northwest!

Introduction to Permaculture Class: Feb 26, 2011
Join us for a day to learn about the basics of permaculture - a revolutionary design system for sustainable living!

Wilderness Survival Weekend Course: Mar 19-20, 2011
Learn the most important skills for survival: shelter, water, fire, and food. Gain practical, hands-on experience!

View our full lineup of classes at our Courses page!

Considering the Alderleaf Wilderness Certification Program?

You can now apply for the 2011-2012 school year!
Class begins September 6th, 2011.
Learn more...

Did you know that Alderleaf has a blog and forum site?

Check them out...

Alderleaf Blog: Notes from Alderleaf

Alderleaf Online Forums: Alderleaf Commons

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