8 March 2023 - 10 March 2023
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Course dates: March 8th (online), March 9th and 10th (field based). March 8th (online) and March 10th (field based) are each a half day of instruction.
The Fish Habitat Assessment (FHA) – Level One course is an intensive, ‘hands-on’, online and field-based review of standard North American fish and fish habitat assessment and evaluation methods. In this course, participants will learn first-hand how to conduct measurements, assessments and evaluations of stream morphology, fish habitat features, substrate, pebble counts, stream impacts, and habitat limiting factors.
By the end of this course, participants will have the knowledge and skills to conduct a wide variety of standard and quantitative fish habitat assessments common to Canada and North America. These assessment types include:
- B.C.’s 1:20,000 Fish and Fish Habitat Inventory
- B.C.’s Fish Habitat Assessment Procedure (FHAP)
- Alberta’s QAES Fish Habitat Assessments
- The ‘Ontario Stream Assessment Protocol (OSAP)’
- Fish Passage/Stream Crossing Assessment(s)
- American Fisheries Society (AFS) Fish Habitat Assessment standards and procedures