Dave Scott was an instructor at Alderleaf and wrote articles for the Alderleaf website. Dave is an accomplished naturalist, tracker, and survival skills teacher and the co-author of Bird Feathers - A Guide to North American Species. He is also certified as a Track & Sign Specialist through CyberTracker International. As a child growing up in Texas, Dave found a great love for the outdoors and immersed himself in the natural world through exploration and the close observation of wildlife. He has worked with troubled teens in Texas at a wilderness residential treatment center using his skills as a naturalist, survivalist and wildlife tracker to design new programs for the center. Through Dave’s teen programs many of his students succeeded in altering their behavior and changing the course of their lives. Dave served six years in the US Army and has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Columbia Southern University. He is the founder of Earth Native Wilderness School.