Jason Knight Bio

Jason Knight is the director, a co-founder, and an instructor at Alderleaf Wilderness College. He has taught nature skills for over twenty years, with expertise in wildlife tracking and wilderness survival skills. He is a seasoned wildlife biologist and wilderness educator, having worked with conservation organizations, government agencies, and in the private sector. Jason is certified as a Senior Tracker (Track & Sign Specialist and Trailing Specialist) through CyberTracker Conservation International. He received a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Ecology & Environmental Education from The Evergreen State College and holds a Permaculture Design Certificate. Jason has managed cougar studies for the Washington State Department of Fish & Wildlife and assisted with gray wolf research in central Idaho. He worked on many wildlife projects through Wetland Resources, Inc and consulted as a local wilderness expert for the "Coastal Catastrophe" episode of the Discovery Channel's Dual Survival television program. He contributed photos to the field guide "Wildlife of the Pacific Northwest" and conducted fieldwork for the book "Tracks & Sign of Reptiles & Amphibians". Jason also enjoys construction projects on the campus farm, spending time with his family, and playing guitar.



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Articles by Jason Knight on the Alderleaf Website:

- Basics of Wilderness Survival Shelters

- Making Arrowheads: The Art of Flint Knapping

- Wilderness Survival Foods

- How to Build a Debris Hut

- Choosing the Best Survival Knife

- Wilderness Survival Kits: Top Ten Items

- Blending Modern and Native American Survival Skills

- Building a Fire Pit

- Creating Primitive Stone Tools

- Primitive Survival Weapons for Acquiring Food

- Survival Bow Making Instructions

- Tent Camping Checklist

- Plants That Repel Mosquitoes

- Five Temperate Rainforest Plants to Know in the Pacific Northwest

- How to Make Cottonwood Salve

- List of Medicinal Plants in the Temperate Rainforest

- How to Identify Deer Tracks From Other Similar Footprints

- Bobcat Tracks: Determining Male Versus Female

- Coyote Tracks and Sign: A Field Guide Account

- Mountain Lion Tracks and Sign: A Field Guide Account

- Raccoon Tracks and Sign: A Field Guide Account

- Using Bird Sounds to Locate Animals

- Identifying Backyard Birds




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