Chris Byrd

Chris Byrd is a core instructor at Alderleaf. He has been a naturalist in the Pacific Coast states for the last fifteen years. Chris holds a Track & Sign Specialist Certification and has been trailing animals in the Pacific Northwest intensively for the last six years. Chris has taught tracking and ecology for a number of local organizations including the North Cascades Institute, Wilderness Awareness School, Wild Whatcom, The Cascade Land Conservancy, and Western Washington University.  He has a post-graduate degree in education from Humboldt State University, and in 2009 completed WAS's year-long outdoor skills program.  Chris also currently co-runs the Cascadia Naturalist Association, a community outdoor program for adults based in Bellingham, WA.



Articles by Chris Byrd on the Alderleaf Website:

- Survival Gear Checklist: Ten Essential Systems

- Hand Drill Fire

- How to Sharpen a Knife

- Common Burdock

- Stinging Nettle Plants

- Autumn Olive Shrubs

- Black Walnut Tree

- Monkey Puzzle Tree

- Wolverine Tracks & Sign

- Differentiating Dog Tracks




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