Mentor Resources -- Links


My 2 Cents

This links page started out as an email to graduate students to help answer some questions they had doing sustainable research. Then it morphed as an email that went out to new staff, then parents, by 2003 it became our first web resource page for our staff and over the years its become one of our most visited pages. We are currently reviewing all links and rebuilding the page, please excuse our dust, you may see some formating errors as we go through this process. We will be updating this page each month. If you have suggestions please email us.

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List of Resouce Links

Veteran Links

Americorp is Warrior Wishes Montana, Inc. is based in Billings, Montana and is 100% run by volunteers. Warrior Wishes Montana, Inc. offers programs to Montana Veterans and active service members in addition to monthly events. These programs were designed to provide support to Veterans who are experiencing financial hardship, recovering from a disaster, those pursuing higher education and Veterans who are incarcerated. Opus Peace Our mission is to respond to the soul injury generated by unmourned grief and unforgiven guilt that occurs during trauma, abuse, and neglect.

Conservation and Humanity Links

Americorp is a network of local, state, and national service programs that connects more than 70,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet our country’s critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment. Habitat for Humanity Since 1976, Habitat has built more than 125,000 simple, decent houses. Habitat provides learning opportunities, facilitates knowledge-sharing, and actively assists in leadership development to end poverty housing throughout the world.
Corps North Bay: Natural Resource Crews, Educational Opportunities, Mobile Resource Center, Restoration and Ecosystem Management and more. Bioneers is inspiring a shift to live on Earth in ways that honor the web of life, each other and future generations. Bioneers provide a forum and social hub for education about solutions presented through the Bioneers Conference and programs. Bioneersmedia productions leverage this content to reach millions of people around the nation and the world with our award-winning radio series, Bioneers: Revolution From the Heart of Nature; anthology book series; television programs; and our interactive website. Bioneers acts as a key source for the media, including third-party films and the press. Bioneers DVDs, CDs and other educational materials are also used by colleges and schools and by community-based and other organizations to inform and inspire positive change at the local level.
Farmer to Farmer: a program of Partners of the Americas, provides technical assistance to local agricultural producers in Jamaica, Guyana and Haiti. Center for Eco-Literacy The Center for Ecoliteracy is dedicated to cultivating education for sustainable living. We recognize that students need to experience and understand how nature sustains life and how to live accordingly. We encourage schools to teach and model sustainable practices.
Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods:(SOIL) Since 2006, SOIL has been transforming wastes into resources in Haiti. Through the use of ecological sanitation, SOIL is working to create a revolutionary social business model for providing access to safe, dignified sanitation that produces rich, organic compost as a natural resource for Haiti’s badly-depleted soils, while also creating economic opportunities in some of the world’s most under-resourced communities. Journey to Forever is a small, mobile NGO (Non-Government Organization) involved in environment and rural development work. Great resource for Permaculture type information.
The Wildlands Conservancy:The Wildlands Conservancy (TWC) is California's largest nonprofit landowner, with 12 preserves that encompass approximately 146,000 acres. Since its inception in 1995, TWC has preserved more than 1,250 square miles of land in California with private money, more than any other nonprofit organization. TWC purchases and restores landscapes, builds visitor facilities to welcome the public back to the land, and provides free outdoor education programs, exclusively with private donations. Livestock for Landscapes: Using cattle for weed control. Using goats for fuel breaks (fire prevention)
City Repair: City Repair is an organized group action that educates and inspires communities and individuals to creatively transform the places where they live. City Repair facilitates artistic and ecologically-oriented placemaking through projects that honor the interconnection of human communities and the natural world. The many projects of City Repair have been accomplished by a mostly volunteer staff and thousands of volunteer citizen activists. Renerative Design Institute: Their mission is to serve as a catalyst for a revolution in the way humans relate to the natural world. As they continue to develop Commonweal Garden into an educational center and demonstration site in permaculture and regenerative design, they serve as an inspiration of possibility for how people can live in a mutually enhancing relationship with the Earth. Through their programs and courses, they teach the skills and technology people need to become community leaders and create healthy solutions to the current environmental crisis. We at Northwestern Outdoor Leadership Institute have a strong relationship with Penny and James the founders of RDI, and most of our staff have taken programs there.
ECHO: ECHO uses science and technology to help the poor. Our goal is to provide easy access to ECHO documents and other information for those who are working in agricultural development. If you have a specific technical question relating to your work in agriculture and appropriate technology, they have staff members who will try to find an answer for you. Salmon Protection and Watershed Network works in the Lagunitas Watershed to protect endangered salmon and the environment on which we all depend.
The Occidental Arts and Ecology Center OAEC is a nonprofit organizing and education center and organic farm in Northern California’s Sonoma County. OAEC was founded in 1994 by a group of biologists, horticulturists, educators, activists, and artists seeking innovative and practical approaches to the pressing environmental and economic crises of our day. Much of the Center’s work addresses the challenges of creating democratic communities that are ecologically, economically and culturally sustainable in an increasingly privatized and corporatized economy and culture. OAEC's programs combine research, demonstration, education, and organizing to develop collaborative, community-based strategies for positive social change and effective environmental stewardship.

Horse and Mule Links

Outfitters Supply Horse Packing Equipment Whether you are a professional outfitter or a weekend camper, reliable horse packing and mule packing equipment is an absolute must. Nothing could be more frustrating or potentially dangerous than having a failure in your horse packing equipment when you are 30 miles from the trailhead. Their staff has field tested all of our horse packing equipment before make it available to their customers. Casey Hofstader Packtrain website coming soon. This company is a contractor for USDF in the Cascades and is fourth generation pack train operatior. They are the packtrain company Northwestern Outdoor Leadership Institute uses and Casey Hofstader teaches internationaly and teaches for us.
Back Country Horsemen of America: BCHA are men and women who belonging to194 local and state chapters across the country. Our grassroots members—responsible leaders who help to carry forward our organization’s mission and values—lead BCHA organizations throughout the United States. BCHA chapters are active in 31 states consisting of roughly 13,000 members who are dedicated to keeping trails open for all on our public lands. Our chapters work closely with trail partners and local land management agencies to clear and maintain those trail Certified Horsemanship Association

Horse: Associations

American Quarter Horse Association -- AQHA National Cutting Horse Association
Quater Horse News formerly PerformanceHorse.com Certified Horsemanship Association

Horse and Mule: Draft or Driving

American Donkey and Mule Society maintains informative web sites for those interested in the long-eared equines - the cousins of the more well-known horse. From Miniature to Mammoth, Mule to Zorse, the have facts, photos, a catalog of literature, resources, and MUCH more. Carriage Association of America is the oldest and largest organization dedicated to the preservation, restoration, and use of horse-drawn carriages and sleighs. We've introduced thousands of people to the joy of collecting these vehicles and to the pleasure of driving them.
Percheron Horse Association of America. The American Shire horse Association
Clydesdale Breeders of the United States of American Belgaian Draft Horse Corporation of America
ACDHA - American Cream Draft Horse Assoc. American Suffolk Horse Association
American Morgan Horse Assoc. Driving Essentials

Camp Links

Camp Associations Links

Northern California Section of the American Camp Association American Camp Association
USA Lifeguard Association

Camp: Initiative Activities and Problem-Solving Elements Links

Fundoing.com Chris Cavert has written many of the challenge activities books used at Wilderness Skills Institute and conducts training workshops that we have attended.

Camp: Camp areas

USDA Forest Service Recreation, Heritage & Wilderness Resources Bureau of Land Managements administers more than 258 million acres of public land.
National Park Service
California State Parks Samuel P. Taylor State Park Reservations Great place to camp when your kids are in camp when we are in Marin County

Camp: Vendors

 
Lifeguard Equipment & Supplies TENTSMITHS These are the craftsmen that made most of period tents we used.

Hunting Links

California Dept of Fish and Wildlife Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Locavore Guide Every day, more and more Americans are shopping, gardening, foraging, hunting and fishing for local, sustainable food. Locavore Guide is a collection of resources to help hunting and angling program managers plan, organize, and market education programs for this new crop of food-motivated, novice, adult hunter/anglers. An Aquired Taste An Acquired Taste is a unique, unprecedented film that supplies nonprofits, businesses, government agencies, and community organizations an easy-to-use resource to lead positive common-ground seeking discussions around hunting with audiences from all perspectives, non-hunter and hunter communities, preservationists and conservationists, vegans and meat eaters. A must for any outdoor sport or field-to-table related event seeking to increase understanding, dialogue, and coalition among participants. This documentary followed our founder, Brian King and two of his students Nick Newman and Alex Hoskins as well as Debby Donner and her student Ash Viramontes on their journey to become locavore hunters.
International Hunter Education Association (IHEA) The mission of the IHEA is to continue the heritage of hunting worldwide by developing safe, responsible, knowledgeable and involved hunters. Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

Agriculture Links

Agriculture: Sustainability Links

Livestock for Landscapes: Training and Using cattle for weed control. Yes cattle can be trained to eat weeds that they did not eat before and their young and their young's young will continue to do the same. Over the time span of years I saw this play out first hand. They also have good information on using goats for fuel breaks (fire prevention) CUESA was organized in 1994 to educate urban consumers about sustainable agriculture and to create links between urban dwellers and the farmers who practice sustainable agriculture in the Bay Area.
Weston A. Price Foundation is ` dedicated to restoring nutrient-dense foods to the human diet through education, research and activism. It supports a number of movements that contribute to this objective, including accurate nutrition instruction, organic and bio-dynamic farming, pasture-feeding of livestock, community-supported farms, honest and informative labeling, prepared parenting and nurturing therapies. Specific goals include establishment of universal access to clean, certified raw milk and a ban on the use of soy formula for infants. Slow Food Slow Food is a non-profit, eco-gastronomic member-supported organization that was founded in 1989 to counteract fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world.
Marin Organic's website is down is an association of organic producers in Marin County whose livelihood is based on a respect for nature and a sense of place. As the primary link between farmers and eaters, Marin Organic is committed to promoting and supporting a sustainable, organic county - a county in which growers and the people who rely on them recognize their mutual interdependence. Om Organics, a community resource for organic & sustainability grown foods in the San Francisco Bay Area.
White Oak Pastures, because a farm changed its practices a community is now thriving. Eat Well Guide, a comprehensive way for you to find wholesome, fresh, sustainable food in the US and Canada. Find food in your neighborhood and when you travel that is healthful, humane, and better for the environment, and that supports family farmers.
Eat Wild is your source for natural and nutritious grass-fed beef, lamb, goat, bison, poultry, pork and dairy products. Agricultural Sustainability Institute at UC Davis is home to number of programs, each with a unique focus, but all working towards building healthy agriculture and healthy communities.
Marin Agriculture and Conservation
History of Marin Agriculture Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of California. A discussion of Marin agriculture from 1820 on. Sorry this page is down when we get the link we will repost it. Marin Agricultural Land Trust has permanently preserved over 38,000 acres of farmland that might otherwise have been sold or developed.
Grown in Marin Marin Agricultural and Education Alliance (sorry this page is down or has been remove, we will repost it when we get it) MAEA is a collaborative of agriculture and education agencies working together to promote agricultural literacy for a sustainable food system.

Agriculture: Government Links

USDA California Department of Food and Agriculture

Agriculture: Mushroom Links

The Mycological Society of America

The Fungi of California

Agriculture: Publication Links

Small Farmers Journal A small family-held company doing business in
agricultural periodical and book publishing, natural farming and stock raising, alternative farm research/inquiry, horse-drawn implement research & development, horse-drawn equipment sales, and related education.

California Farmer

The Holistic Agriculture Library Ebooks; a great tool. Journey to Forever Online Library Ebooks for download; also a great tool.
Stockman Grass Farmer is the grazing publication of North America. Since 1947 it has been devoted solely to the art and science of making a profit from grassland agriculture. Sorry their web page will not load.   Farmers of Forty Centuries: or Permanent Agriculture in China, Korea and Japan, by F. H. King, D. Sc. Copyright © 1911

Agricultural: Beekeeping Links

Bee Keeping in New Zealand New Zealand is aggressive at controlling pests and pathogens. This is a clearinghouse of information on control and prevention of varroa mites, American Foul Brood, etc. (sorry but their link is broken) The Mid-Atlantic Apiculture Research and Extension Consortium (MAAREC) is a regional effort to address the pest management crisis facing the beekeeping industry in the Mid-Atlantic Region.
Dadant and Sons, Inc. is a family-owned business that has served the beekeeping industry for over 140 years. Good place to start if you want to raise bees. Marin County Beekeepers meet the first Tuesday of the month, October through June, to support each other in their beekeeping hobby, and often have speakers on topics concerning the care and upkeep of bees.
The American Beekeeping Federation acts on behalf of the beekeeping industry on issues affecting the interests and the economic viability of the various sectors of the industry. Sonoma County Beekeepers Association Mission is to increase interest in and knowledge of bees and beekeeping for the hobby and commercial beekeeper, and to educate the general public in the value of bees.
UC Davis Entomology Department SECT and related Pests of Man and Animals
Beekeeping Guide for All Ages/ ArticleMyriad is the authoritative source for original and insightful articles and ideas on a broad range of topics related to the humanities. Our extensive archives include hundreds of freely accessible articles on a wide array of topics, including literature, history, film, arguments and just about any other topic you could possibly think of. This comes to us from Carrie Cadwell, a volunteer at a local community center in the Seattle area, Thank you Carrie  

Agricultural: Livestock Links

Breeds of Livestock

Rare Breeds Survival Trust is the leading conservation charity working to restore Britain’s native livestock breeds to their rightful place in our countryside.
The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy is a nonprofit membership organization working to protect over 150 breeds of livestock and poultry from extinction. Included are asses, cattle, goats, horses, sheep, pigs, rabbits, chickens, ducks, geese, and turkeys.

Agriculture: Animal Health

Karolinska Institutet is one of Europe's largest medical universities. Diseases and Disorders Links pertaining to Animal Diseases. (sorry and great web page that now is a broken link)

Agriculture: Pork Breed Associations

American Berkshire Association (sorry their website has moved or is down)
National Swine Registry formed in 1994 as a result of the consolidation of the American Yorkshire Club, the Hampshire Swine Registry and the United Duroc Swine Registry. In January 1998, the American Landrace Association joined the NSR. These four breed organizations are located in one central office in West Lafayette, IN

Agriculture: Goat Links

American Dairy Goat Association The North American Pack goat Association, Inc. is an organization established specifically for promoting packing with pack goats.
American Boer and Meat Goat Association Caprine Supply where to get goat supplies
Hoegger Supply also provides quality products for goat and small farm owners Owyhee Pack goat Supplies

Agriculture: Poultry Links

Raising Game Birds UC Davis -- 1978

Agriculture: Gardening Links

California School Garden Network City Farmer Web site Resources.
National Gardening Association Kid's Gardening The North American Fruit Explorers (NAFEX) is a network of individuals throughout the United States and Canada devoted to the discovery, cultivation and appreciation of superior varieties of fruits and nuts.

Agricultural: Education Links

California State Agricultural Education
CATA The California Agriculture Teachers Association. I am a ag teacher and a former member of CATA. This is a great source for curriculum materials for teaching plant, animal, and entrepreneurial Environmental Middle School
Bio Photos: Cool photos and text on arthropods, plants, and more.

Agricultural: Disabled Farmer Links

Breaking New Ground Resource Center in Perdue's Department of Agricultural & Biological Engineering has become internationally recognized as the primary source for information and resources on rehabilitation technology for persons working in agriculture. AgrAbility.org was designed as a fast and easy way to access several sites that provide disability-related information relevant to persons who live in agricultural and rural communities.

Permits

Applying For A Scientific Collecting Permit -- the following is taken from the California Dept of Fish and Game web site. The process of issuing a Scientific Collecting Permit is centered around the Department's License and Revenue Branch. This is what you need if you want to pick up road kill in california.

Presentation Tools

Prezi

Prezi is a web-based presentation application and storytelling tool that uses a single canvas instead of traditional slides. It is awesome and now what I use for most of my documentation. It is a mind map, the way I think. and so much better for me then PowerPoint. I found out about it from Andrew from Gaia University.

Visual Understanding Environment (VUE)

The Visual Understanding Environment (VUE) is an Open Source project based at Tufts University. The VUE project is focused on creating flexible tools for managing and integrating digital resources in support of teaching, learning and research. VUE provides a flexible visual environment for structuring, presenting, and sharing digital information.

Group Management Tools

Google docs

With Google documents, you can easily create, share, and many people can edit documents online. It is very cool and saves countless hours and frustration when needing input from many people on a given document. We use Google docs with our staff.

Doodle

Schedule an event such as a board meeting, business lunch, conference call, family reunion, movie night, or any other group event. This is how we schedule events at Northwestern Outdoor Leadership Institute.

MaestroConference

MaestroConference allows you to create a dynamic environment combining the convenience of traditional conference calls, with the interactivity of a live workshop. It's simple to create dynamic Breakout Groups that allow your callers to talk in independent private groups, that are a snap to lead or join. With the press of a key pad, callers have the ability to raise their hands to express opinions, vote or ask questions in an orderly manner. We use MaestroConference to have staff meetings and run teleconferences.

Home Schooling Links

The bio list of Orange County of Orange County, California, (and nearby places)

Just For Fun Educational Links

Where is George?is fun site for following where a dollar bill goes from your hand. You register the bill mark it and follow it on line. FreeRice.com SAT prep that is fun and when you get a word correct 20 grains of rice are donated to the UN World Food Program

Archery

Archery Organizations Links

USArchery

USA Archery is the governing body for targert archery in the USA. The men and wemon on the Olymic Team are members of USA Archery.
Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) JOAD is the placet to go for kids that want to participate in target archery. It has great programs for archery training. My kids were in it and we have a JOAD program at Wilderness Skills Camps.
US Olympic Committee If you want to find out anything about any of the US Olympic Teams go here World Archery page is down 7/25 It is the international governing body of archery in the world.

State Archers of California (SAC)

Of interest to Competitive Archers in California
Archery Shooters Association International Bowhunting Organization To unify Bowhunters and Bowhunter organization at an international level for the purposes designed to: Promote, encourage, and foster the sport of Bowhunting; Bowhunter education; act as a liaison for the betterment of Bowhunters; to function as a clearing house for essential Bowhunter information; to assist and foster the conservation and preservation of wildlife; and to adhere to the basic ideal of the International Bowhunting Organization, Inc. which is the UNIFICATION of BOWHUNTERS.
Bowhunting TV Download Bowhunting and Hunting Videos Free on your own Bowhunting TV! Streaming Video Clips by Bowhunting.TV. How-to videos, archery videos, traditional archery Videos and anything related to bowhunting and Archery Videos  

Archery Skills Links

Archery for Disabilities Links

Paralympic Archery Archery for the Blind - this organization does not seem to exist any more. If you are visually impared and want a coach. NOLI can assist you in finding a quality coach for vision impaired.

Archery Equipment used at

Northwestern Outdoor Leadership Institute Programs

I will post links in section soon

Archery Pro Shops

Lancaster Archery Supply Good online source

Archery Clubs

Archery Publications

Arts and Craft Suppliers

Ceramics

ClayPeople

This is Northern California’s leader in Ceramic Supply. Our 12,000 square facility, with a 3,000 square foot retail store, contains the largest selection and inventory of clay, glazes, raw materials, tools, equipment, and plaster between Los Angeles and Seattle. They are were we get all our ceramic supplies from.
 

Fiber Art Suppliers

Dharma Trading Co.

The Dharma Trading Co. Store & Showroom is, first of all, the premier knitting yarn source for the San Francisco North Bay. Since 1975 the store has been serving bay area knitters, crocheters and weavers. In addition, nearly all the dyes, paints, tools, and clothing blanks in their catalog are also available at the store. This is the place to get the chemicals needed for dying wool, alum for tanning furs, and the felting needles we use. 1604 Fourth St. San Rafael, California (415) 456-1211

Primitive Skills

Historical Archaeology on the 'Net Tamara Wilder Author of Buckskin the Ancient Art of Brain Tanning. She taught many of our classes in the past.
Native Tech - An internet resource for indigenous ethno-technology focusing on the arts of Eastern Woodland Indian Peoples, providing historical & contemporary background with instructional how-to's & references. Farm Blacksmithing by J. M. Drew St. Paul Publishing Company
Native Way Weapons and Flintknapping Supply
Atlatl BPS Engineering (Bob Perkins or Atlatl Bob) has reintroduced the Atlatl and Dart so that humans today can rediscover our past to better understand our future. Bob made some of the Atlatls that we use in our programs.
PrimitiveWays these people are a great resource. PaleoPlanet This is a paleo tech forum.

Rendezvous, Mountain Man, Muzzleloading, Reenactment, Fur Trade

The Fur Trade Big Horn Mountain Men

Dutch Oven Cooking Links

Dutch Oven Equipment used at Northwestern Outdoor Leadership Institute

Dutch Oven Pro MACA Dutch Ovens
Camp Chef Lodge Manufacturing Company

Dutch Oven recipes, Care, Cooking Tips

Just Dutch Oven Recipes
International Dutch Oven Society Forums

Toys and Games of the Past

Native American Games and Toys

Inns and Bed and Breakfasts

Inns of Marin is a lodging service for many of the best bed & breakfast inns and cottages near the Point Reyes National Seashore in northern California. Lodging possibilities in West Marin

Hunting, Outdoor Skills, and Firearms

Outdoor Skills
The Art of Teaching Map and Compass: Instructional Techniques, Curricular Formats and Practical Field Exercises Outdoor Education Papers

Firearms

Petaluma Gun & Reloading Supply

Darryl and Terri are great, we have been working with them for years. They will not let you spend more than you need and have been a great supporter of our programs. Please support them. They do not have a web site. (707) 763-1258 620 Petaluma Blvd N Ste D Petaluma, CA 94952
MidwayUSA These people are great for firearm related supplies when you can not find what you need locally.
Hunting License and Hunter Education
CDFW Hunter Education In a continued effort to reduce firearm accidents, the State of California requires all first time resident hunters, regardless of age, to complete hunter education training or pass a comprehensive equivalency test before purchasing a hunting license. hunterexam.com hunterexam.com Online Hunter Safety Course
  • Fully narrated and interactive course
  • Free hunter safety study guide
  • Free hunter safety course registration
  • Pay only when you pass

SCUBA Diving

ProScubaThis is the shop that trains our students in the Santa Cruz area.
PADI SCUBA Diving training Napa Valley Divers. We are a fun-loving group of people who have a passion for diving and traveling. We desire to stay connected and socialize outside of dive activities. The goals of the group are to provide a place for divers and their families to socialize, plan recreational activities, plan dive trips, promote continued communication among members, and to provide a forum for keeping keen on dive skills and the dive industry.
Marin Scuba Club on Dive Boat Peace. Come and join us at our regular meeting, world class scuba diving, or free diving for abalone. All are welcome. ...
Pressure, Barometers, and
Barometric Pressure
and Elevation - this site is more for flying but relates towards diving at elevation.

California and Nevada dive club directory Dive Utah -- Where our director first learned to dive!
Wiley's Scuba Locker also a friend of Wilderness Skills Institute and has been helping adventurers from all over the world fulfill their dreams, develop lasting friendships, create exotic memories, and become knowledgeable and safe Divers. If you want to learn underwater photography Tony Wiley is the person to see. Scuba Herald - on line diving news
NOAA Wind Reports for Monterey
Monterey Bay Aquarium

Wilderness and Nature Links

Wilderness and Safety

First Aid Preparedness and Injury Prevention for the Wilderness and Beyond Life has its ups and downs and is full of moments that can suddenly turn dangerous. However, if you are prepared and have some basic first aid knowledge, you can avoid personal injuries, delay health conditions from worsening, or even save a life. Knowing what to do in an emergency is critical and can help you avoid situations where you need legal help from Chicago personal injury and accident attorneys. Especially when heading out into the wilderness, it's important to be fully prepared for any challenge you may encounter.

 

Thank you Nicole Roberts from Kingston, New York for this link. Injoy your camping in the Adirondacks.

Wilderness and Nature Schools

Wilderness Training at Northwestern Outdoor Leadership Institute This series is not only intended for those that recreate in the wilderness but for those that would like to live, or work off the grid. Most are offered as 2 ½ day sessions, some are a week and some longer. (We got to put in a plug for our own school)
Wilderness Awareness School In Washingtion is a national not-for-profit environmental education organization established in 1983 and based in Duvall, Washington. We are dedicated to caring for the earth and our children by fostering understanding and appreciation of nature, community and self. Their wilderness education courses combine ancient and modern ecological wisdom, and empower people of all ages to become stewards, mentors and leaders. Over the past two decades, Wilderness Awareness School has grown from a small group of visionary individuals to a leading national organization impacting the course of nature education, and inspiring many schools and individuals across the country and the world to share our teachings and curriculum. The Regenerative Design Institute (RDI) is a non-profit educational organization with the vision that all people can live in a mutually enhancing relationship with the earth. We envision a world in which people, inspired by nature, create and maintain healthy and abundant livelihoods that enhance fertility and biodiversity on the planet.
Twin Eagles Wilderness School Sandpoint Idaho
Founded by our friends husband-and-wife team Tim Corcoran and Jeannine Tidwell, Twin Eagles Wilderness School is a family based nature awareness school centered in pristine Sandpoint, Idaho. Serving the Inland Northwest since 2005, we hold true to the values of family, community, self-discovery, awareness and long term mentoring.
Marin Audubon Society.To conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats, for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity.

Wilderness and Nature Resources

BROWSE THE ARCHIVE BY ANIMAL GROUP Birds of North America at Cornell This is a very cool bird field guide in the internet including bird call/songs. This is a tool I use.
Bat Conservation International
PRBO (Point Reyes Bird Observatory) is dedicated to conserving birds, ot wildlife, and their ecosystems through innovative scientific research and outreach. They collect data on the birds in Marin County. California Native Plant Society (CNPS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the understanding and appreciation of California's native plants and how to conserve them and their natural habitats through education, science, advocacy, horticulture and land stewardship.

Nature Cams

Animal Communication

 

Some Videos We Like

 
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