Wildlife Survey Field Methods

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Format: Field training 


Implement ground-based wildlife survey methods in this three-day, overview course. You will receive live instructions and demonstrations to collaborate in student-led field exercises to conduct ground-based surveys of individuals (primarily large ungulates and carnivores of BC), interpret animal signs such as scat and tracks and measure trackways to assist in understanding behaviour. This course is a hybrid course, consisting of one-half of scientific survey and one-half of woodcraft (identifying and interpreting sign; attracting and baiting animals). 


  • Identify considerations of why, when, and where to survey
  • Conduct standard visual and auditory survey methods for a wide range of mammals
  • Interpret basic sign of wildlife presence
  • Apply block survey and transect survey methods
  • Identify basic trapping methods and ethics associated with trapping
  • Conduct wildlife tree and coarse woody debris surveys
  • Identify and interpret evidence from carcasses

This Course Includes

  • Customizable option 
  • Free, lifetime access


Participants are required to bring their own equipment:

  • Waterproof field notebook 
  • All-weather boots
  • Field clothing
  • Binoculars (optional but recommended)
  • GPS (optional but recommended)
  • Compass (optional but recommended)

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  • Knowledge and experience with basic field tools such as map, compass, and GPS (recommended)

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For inquiries on this course, please contact NRTG at: 1-877-388-2172 or info@nrtraininggroup.com

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