An essential component of The Tracking Project’s program is the art of peacemaking. Just as the true martial arts in their higher form lead to awareness and sensitivity rather than violence, the awareness induced by tracking, together with the Arts of Life, deep listening skills and simply being in nature, can lead to a profound inner peace. In this sense, nature itself is a peacemaker. For us, peace is the not the end of the process to heal the Earth—it is the beginning.


January – March We will continue to work with Bjarni Haraldsson and others developing the budget, script and timeline for a new documentary movie on the work of John Stokes and The Tracking Project. We will also be working with Lisa Bennett Matkin, our staff member in charge of Mind, Body and Wellness courses, to design new offerings for 2015.


September 10 – 17 Tracking in the Southwest, Cuba, New Mexico. Join us for our most comprehensive tracking course — a hiking, camping and tracking journey to the heart and soul of northern New Mexico. A unique opportunity to learn about animal tracking, survival skills, Native cultures and the Arts of Life while camping out in the land of the Anasazi. Limited to 20 people. Cost: $850. Special price for registration before June 1 — $750.


Check out our STAFF VIDEOS. And below, Jade Stokes talks about being born into The Tracking Project, finding one's place and position in this vast web of interconnections, the link between nature and creativity, and the role of the young in helping set up values and systems that are in tune with nature.

“Study the animals unobserved, learn their secrets. Wolf knows how to endure under the severest conditions. Deer can teach how to withstand thirst for a long time. The hawks give lessons in how to strike with accuracy. The elk teaches gallantry, the frogs watchfulness, the owl night wisdom and gentle ways, the bears strength, the foxes cunning and the coyotes how to elude capture.” ( from Mystic Warriors of the Plains)