Fish Habitat Restoration (FHR) – Prescription Development


This one-day Fish Habitat Restoration – Prescription Development course will provide participants with the methodology to develop a comprehensive habitat restoration prescription. Topics include 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.  

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

Who attends?

Natural Resource and Industry consultants, Indigenous groups, government, and other environmental professionals involved in the development, review, or approval of restoration prescriptions. 

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. 

What should I bring or supply?

Own computer and have a stable internet connection, writing supplies, and your own case studies (if applicable).  We’ll do our best to incorporate your projects into the course content. For further information, please contact NRTG

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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

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

Jeff Sereda, PhD.

Senior Fisheries Ecologist, Adjunct Professor University of Saskatchewan
Headshot of Jeff Sereda, Senior Fisheries Ecologist and NRTG instructor.

Jeff holds a PhD. in Limnology and an Aquaculture Technician Diploma. He served as manager of a commercial salmonid hatchery for 4 years, lectured at the University of Saskatchewan on topics of 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’s 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.