Biophysical Bootcamp (S24)

$200.00 "plus GST"

The Biophysical Bootcamp Field Training Course will prepare environmental field staff, of all levels, with crucial field skills that they will need in the upcoming field season. This one-day field course will be held Thursday May 30, 2024, near Bragg Creek, Alberta.

Availability: 20 in stock

Course Fee
Early Bird                                            $200 (plus GST)
Regular                                                 $250 (plus GST)

SALMTEC designed this course for participants to get their hands dirty, interact with multiple Subject Matter Experts, hone field skills, and benefit from cross-disciplinary learning. Perfect for new graduates and new hires, as well as seasoned professionals looking to build their capacity.

Training Activities Include:

  • Digging and characterizing soil pits, such as colouring, texturing, measuring, attributing,
  • Identifying plants, and using identification tools,
  • Classifying and applying an ecological land classification in the field, specifically Alberta’s Grassland Vegetation Inventory (GVI) , and
  • Collecting wetland data inputs for the Alberta Wetland Rapid Evaluation Tool–Actual (ABWRET-A), focussing on the wildlife habitat function.

Course Format

  • In-field training
  • Small groups
  • Four field modules
  • Workbooks provided

Course Logistics

  • A site logistics package will be provided
  • Students are responsible for their own transportation
  • Students are responsible for bringing their own food
  • A trailer will be available with a washroom and water

Learning Objectives

  • Basics of plant identification, including wetland plants
  • Interpret imagery in the field
  • Interpret the landscape
  • Classify site types in the field
  • Songbird, raptor and mammal wetland function assessment using ABWRET-A
  • Characterize soil profiles

Course Leaders

  • Amy Griffiths, P Biol, Vegetation Ecologist and GVI Mapper
  • Laurie Hamilton, M.Sc., C.E.T., P Biol, Terrestrial and Wetland Ecologist
Upgrade to Biophysical Foundations!

If you are interested in this course, but are looking for a more in-depth experience or are looking for a course that is eligible for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant then the Biophysical Foundations course may be for you. This course includes the Biophysical Bootcamp field course as well as online self-paced modules.

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