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