Instructor Profile

Sean Mitchell, PhD, RP Bio Fisheries Biologist Sean has worked in and studied the field of biology and impact assessment since 1987 and in that time has gained experience in four Canadian provinces (British Columbia, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland) working on a broad array of fish and wildlife, from periphyton to mammals. Sean’s experience … Continued

Course Fees

Course fees will vary by course delivery location.  For further information, please contact us or refer to our Course Schedule Page.


Knowledge and experience with basic field tools such as map, compass and GPS is recommended.

Course Customization

The WSFM course can be customized for an organization, company or Aboriginal group based on their needs. For instance, this course can focus on specific animal species of interest or regions or time-of-year surveys (e.g., summer vs winter surveys). Please contact us with your ideas and needs, and we’ll work with you to design and … Continued

Course Format

The WSFM course is three days in duration and includes a combination of online classroom theory and student-led field exercises. Each course day includes online classroom and field training with a strong emphasis on ‘hands on’ training, where participants review, learn and practice field skills under the direction of a highly qualified wildlife biologist. This … Continued


Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to: