26 April 2023 - 28 April 2023
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wildlife Survey Field Methods (WSFM) is a fully online, applied three-day course that provides an introduction and overview for nine ground-based and five aerial-based wildlife survey methods.
Using live online instruction, demonstrations, and student-led field exercises, participants learn to conduct ground-based surveys using direct observation of individuals and measurement of animal sign such as scat and tracks. The aerial surveys are confined to online instruction only. Survey methods introduced are Resources Information Standards Committee (RISC) protocols, but also include methods not included in the RISC library (e.g., camera traps; basic reading of tracks, scat, and sign). Course material is currently targeted on the large ungulates and carnivores of BC, with future plans to augment and customize the course to include regionally-important species.