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Fish Habitat Restoration (FHR) – Prescription Development


The one-day Fish Habitat Restoration – Prescription Development course will provide participants with the methodology to develop a comprehensive habitat restoration prescription. We will discuss how to: inventory your site, investigate and define historic conditions, identify ecological and traditional values to be restored, establish goals and objectives, develop, and execute your restoration and monitoring plan. We will also review a checklist of legislative and reporting requirements. Participants are encouraged to bring a restoration prescription to the course to develop, review, and discuss during the class.

FHR – Instream Techniques is one in a series of NRTG Fish Habitat Restoration training programs currently offered, including Fish Habitat Restoration – Off-Channel Techniques and Fish Habitat Restoration – Field Techniques. Each program focuses on a specific area of restoration and is designed to compliment our other FHR training program(s). These courses may be completed in any order.

Each NRTG course includes free, lifetime admission. Enrol once – come back anytime.


Upon successful completion, participants will be able to:   

  • Identify components of a successful restoration prescription
  • Understand and apply the methodology for prescription development
  • Identify legislative and reporting requirements
  • Develop a comprehensive and defensible prescription

Who enrolls in the FHR – Prescription Development course?

Course participants typically include; Natural Resource and Industry consultants, aboriginal groups, government and other environmental professionals involved in the development, review, or approval of restoration prescriptions.


There are no prerequisites for this course; however, the following courses would be an asset: Working in and about Water-Legislation, Regulations and Responsibilities, Technical Writing for Professionals, and Technical Writing for Professionals: Proposals.

What should I bring?

This course is 100% classroom-based. Participants should bring/supply writing pad, pen/pencils and a laptop (coffee/tea is provided, while lunch is not provided). Also, bring your case studies or projects! We’ll do our best to incorporate your projects into the course content. For further information, please contact NRTG.

How do I Attend? 

This course is available via our website Schedule Page, or on contract to organizations/community groups. The FHR – Prescription Development course is regularly scheduled for community-based deliveries throughout the year. Interested groups or organizations can also arrange for an ‘in-house’ or contract delivery of this course. In either scenario, contact NRTG for further information.

If you would like to have this course delivered to your group or community, please consider the following:

1. Contact us well in advance of your preferred course start date

2. If applicable, secure program funding

3. Recruit course participants (most NRTG courses have minimum enrollments of 10 participants)

4. Coordinate course participant equipment, classroom facility, and contractual agreement with NRTG.

Check our course Schedule page for upcoming course deliveries. 




Jeff holds a PhD. in Limnology and an Aquaculture Technician Diploma. He served a manager of a
commercial salmonid hatchery for 4 years, lectured at the University of Saskatchewan on topics of on fish physiology, taxonomy, ecology, conservation, and aquaculture. Currently, Jeff is a Senior Habitat and Population Ecologist with the Saskatchewan Government and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Saskatchewan. Jeff research has encompassed topics such as assessing the risk of lakes to anthropogenic eutrophication, macrophyte management, fish habitat restoration, and the impacts of water management on species as risk (Bigmouth Buffalo, Chestnut Lamprey, Mountain Sucker, and Lake Sturgeon). Jeff’s research has been presented at over 60 national and international conferences and resulted in 15 peer reviewed publications.

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