Discover the Art of Wildlife Tracking


Course Description

The Swan Valley is teeming with life, as wolverine, grizzly bears, elk, Canada lynx, wolves, moose, long-tailed weasels, and many other critters make a living across this glaciated landscape. These elusive animals are rarely seen, but by enhancing your ability to observe and interpret the subtle signs that these species leave behind, you can peak into their private lives. Participants of SVC’s Animal Track and Sign workshops will develop skills to recognize animals by track, scat, feeding behavior, gait pattern, habitat selection, marking behavior, and other sign. Animal track and sign knowledge will add immense value to all your favorite outdoor recreation activities, illuminating just how wild our world is.  

Winter Animal Track & Sign Clinic

Join SVC and Clearwater Resource Council on March 3rd, 10 am - 3 pm
Meet at Condon Work Center, 6887 MT Hwy 83, Swan Valley, MT 59826-9005


The Animal Tracks & Sign Clinic has been filled. Please contact our office at 406.754.3137 if you would like to be added to the waiting list.


We will begin the day with an hour long, indoor presentation, introducing basic wildlife tracking concepts. We will then carpool to our field site and spend the rest of the day outdoors. Animal Tracks & Sign Clinics are limited to 12 participants. Registrations are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. The majority of this class is taught in the field, so participants can expect a hands-on approach to learning tracks and ecology. Participants should expect to snowshoe between 1 and 3 miles. Your registration will be secured once we have received the following:

  • A completed Registration Form
  • Course Fee
  • A COMPLETED Health and Acknowledgement of Risks & Liability Waiver Form.
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Register online and pay via credit card (Mastercard or VISA). Note, credit card payments incur a 3% transaction fee. Then, download, fill out, and send the Health and Acknowledgement of Risks & Liability Waiver Form to Swan Valley Connections, 6887 Montana Hwy. 83, Swan Valley, MT 59826-9005.


The Animal Tracks & Sign Clinic has been filled. Please contact our office at 406.754.3137 if you would like to be added to the waiting list.



*Fee Includes:

Lectures, guided field sessions, and transportation around the valley. Participants must provide their own lunches and snowshoes.

Thank you Clearwater Resource Council for co-sponsoring this program.

Cancellation Policy

No refunds can be made for cancellations unless another participant from our waiting list can fill your space. Swan Valley Connections cannot make exceptions to this cancellation policy for any reason, including, but not limited to, illness, travel delays, personal or family situations, emergencies or weather. SVC reserves the right to cancel the course due to insufficient enrollment or extreme inclement weather. In the unlikely event of such a cancellation, SVC will forward a full refund of all monies paid.

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