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Land Guardian Certificate Program

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Format: 1) Online and field training (Self-directed) OR 2) Field training (Instructor-led)


Advance your career as a skilled Land Guardian with the Land Guardian Certificate. This program is a 200-hour applied training program that teaches skills and abilities in four core skill areas: safety and fieldwork, management, environmental monitoring, identification and assessment, and management skills. Upon completion, you will be qualified to fulfill Land Guardian, Watchman, Field Supervisory, and Land Management positions.

This program is offered in two delivery formats. In one format, NRTG instructors will deliver theory online in short, focused presentations and assign field practicum exercises to students who then conduct field exercises and assignments on their own. In the second format, NRTG will place an Assistant instructor in the community who then leads the various field practicum sessions and provide in-person mentoring to students.


  • Observe, record and report environmental field data
  • Conduct standard environmental assessments and inventories for: water, plants and trees, wildlife, fish, and soil
  • Operate, calibrate and maintain a wide variety of environmental field equipment and ‘tools’
  • Identify and classify types of vegetation, wildlife, fish and soils
  • Conduct water quality and field assessment procedures
  • Identify and interpret environmental field conditions
  • Design and implement field programs
  • Develop reports and communicate results with industry stakeholders
  • Conduct environmental monitoring during construction projects
  • Manage contracts and projects, staffing, budgets, resource scheduling, and crew supervision.
  • Interpret and implement environmental legislation
  • Identify sensitive species and uphold sensitive habitat working windows
  • Conduct erosion and sediment control measures
  • Write effective business communications, reports and project proposals

This Course Includes

  • Customizable option
  • Free, lifetime access
  • Land Guardian Certificate


Participants are required to bring their own equipment:

  • Personal protective field clothing
  • Waterproof field notebook
  • Access to a computer and the Internet

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  • A standard one or two-day First Aid course

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Next Available Course

Course NameLand Guardian Certificate Program - Jan 22 – Feb 23, 2024 - Williams Lake
Course DatesJanuary 22, 2024 - January 22, 2024
Instructors Instructors will be announced at a later date.
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