Today's NRTG #StudentSpotlight is featuring Jamie Trottier. Jamie has taken NRTG's Amphibian and Reptile Salvage Methods and Avian Nest Sweeps and Monitoring Methods with Jeannine Randall, and Fish Habitat Restoration Instream Techniques with Jeff Sereda.
"I am interested in... all the courses NRTG offers, as they all relate to my field in some way. My favourite course I've taken so far would be the Amphibian and Reptile Salvage Methods. I was able to learn about all the different salvage methods, and how to determine which salvage method(s) are most effective considering your target species, time of year, etc."
How has the course helped you in your career goals?
The Amphibian and Reptile Salvage Methods course gave me the knowledge and the confidence to be able to complete salvages from start to finish, including completing salvage applications with the province, and designing and conducting herptile salvages that will result in successful capture and relocation of the most species. Since taking the course I have become the lead herptile salvage coordinator within my company, and have begun training other team members on how to conduct salvage programs. My greatest achievement has been capturing and relocating 137 Pacific Chorus Frogs (as well as other species) from a drainage/riparian area that was later filled in under Section 11 Authorization.
Anything else that would be beneficial for us to know?
The instructor Jeannine Randall is very knowledgeable, positive and kind, and has become a role model of mine.
We are very proud of our students and their successes! Congratulations Jamie!