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Construction Monitoring — Water Quality and Assessment – Online – May 13th, 2024

  •  13 May 2024
     12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Discover the intricate interplay between human actions and water quality in this Construction Monitoring MicroCourse. We’ll explore how anthropogenic activities, both in and around watercourses, can create dirty water, adversely affecting aquatic ecosystems. Our focus will be on assessing these impacts stemming from construction, utilizing turbidity and total suspended solids (TSS) as vital metrics. Participants (more…)


Advanced Fish Sampling – Online – May 15th, 2024

  •  15 May 2024
     1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The fundamentals of fish sampling are readily available to the interested investigator and in many cases are actively taught, either through formal training providers such as NRTG or using in-house company “boot camps” or mentoring programs. However, effectively capturing and sampling of fish is a practiced skill and with experience the practitioner learns how to (more…)

Drone Applications in Environmental Surveying – Online – May 8th, 2024

  •  8 May 2024
     1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, commonly referred to as drones, have been increasing in popularity over the last few years for surveying, photo/video capture, and digitizing data of environmental conditions from stream bottoms to treetops. This tool has provided unprecedented and customized landscape level views and analyses to a large range of environmental professionals and technicians. The (more…)

Bird Nest Surveys — Beyond Standard Approaches – Online – May 22nd, 2024

  •  22 May 2024
     1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Bird nest surveys are an important, but controversial, tool for protecting the nests, eggs, and young that may be threatened by human-caused disturbances, and in so doing remain compliant with Canadian environmental law. The ability to reliably determine if there are nests in an area is dependent on several factors including: the skill of the (more…)

Plant Identification Level 1 – Online – April 30th, 2024

  •  30 April 2024
     2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

You will acquire the foundational knowledge needed for identifying plants to their exact species. We’ll cover the essentials: from understanding plant naming and classification to decoding plant morphology and terminology and mastering the use of botanical keys. Along the way, we’ll navigate common challenges and pitfalls in plant identification, introduce you to useful tools such (more…)


Advanced Electrofishing – Online – May 1st, 2024

  •  1 May 2024
     2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Backpack electrofishing is one of the most commonly used fish capture techniques in freshwater, yet to be effective it must be done with strategy and care. The standard certification programs, while necessary and essential, focus on the safety aspects and how to conduct this form of fish sampling in a safe manner. Left out, however, (more…)