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Alberta Wetland Rapid Evaluation Tool (ABWRET) Training Course

June 26, 2017 (Calgary, AB)

June 29, 2017 (Edmonton, AB)

SALMTEC's 2017 ABWRET Training Course provides participants with a strong understanding of Alberta's wetland functions and how to assess them. The course consists of an online component and a field component offered in both Calgary and Edmonton areas.

The Alberta Wetland Rapid Evaluation Tool is an integral part of the wetland restoration process, as identified in the new Wetland Restoration Directive published by AEP in November 2016. This course provides those involved in the wetland restoration plan and verification with a strong understanding of the tool and how it can be used in practice.

Course registration is open until June 15, 2017 or until the limited spots are filled.

Online Modules:

  • 6 out of 8 modules are available immediately
  • Each module takes ~ 1-2 hours to complete
  • Total of 12-16 hours online instruction

Field Sessions:

One-day field sessions instructed by Dr. Paul Adamus, ABWRET tool creator 

  • June 26 (YYC): Limited Spots Remaining
  • June 29 (YEG): Limited Spots Remaining

Please visit SALMTEC's website for course learning objectives, format and other course details.


Forages in the Field Workshop: Where Reclamation and Agronomy Meet

Date: June 28, 2017
Time: 8:00 am - 500 pm
Location: Brock (Kindersley Area)
Registration Fee: $250 per person (includes lunch, snacks & plant ID resources)

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This specialized course is designed specifically for reclamation and environmental assessment practitioners. Space is limited to 30 participants for maximum one-on-one time.

Workshop Highlights:

  • Native grass ID in time for the field season
  • Upland forb identification using vegetative characteristics
  • Weed identification; including time spent understanding habitats and plant characteristics for better control
  • Building the understanding of ecological sites
  • Balanced combination of in-field & in-class time

What you will gain for yourself and your clients:

  • Enhanced native and forb ID skills
  • Improved understanding of species adaptation
  • Experience in time for the peak field season
  • Skills to speed up your in-field assessments
  • Participants of all skill levels will find this workshop beneficial

The Workshops will be led by some of Saskatchewan’s most experienced Ecologists and Botanists.

  • Jeff Thorpe is a Senior Ecologist who led the development of Saskatchewan’s Riparian, Range and Forest Assessment Methodologies.
  • Bob Godwin is a Senior Plant Ecologist & expert in bird identification.

Jeff and Bob developed the resource Ecoregions and Ecosites of Saskatchewan and have spent an extensive amount of time in grassland and wetland plant communities.

To learn more and register, contact SFC by email office@saskforge.ca or call 306-329-3116.


RFG 2018 | Resources for Future Genereations Conference
June 16 -21, 2018
 
Time:  08:00 – 17:00
Location:  Vancouver Convention Center 

The Resources for Future Generations conference (RFG 2018), scheduled for June 16-21 2018, held at the Vancouver Convention Center, takes its theme from a new International Union of Geological Sciences initiative designed to mobilize geoscientists, policy-makers and other stakeholders to explore resource and related sustainability issues. RFG 2018 is the first international conference focused on the resources that will be required for future generations. It will explore four vital themes: energy, minerals, water and the earth.

This International conference, themed around energy, minerals, water and the Earth, will include a Technical Program with plenary, oral and posters sessions, and pre and post conference workshops, short courses and field trips. The conference is expected to attract a slate of 4000-5000 delegates including those involved in research, resource development, and resource management.  The call for abstracts, workshops and short courses opens in February 2017. Please visit the conference web site for more details and to subscribe to updates (http://rfg2018.org/).
 
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