Wetlands 101: Introduction to Boreal Wetlands – Field & Online Training

Thu May 7, 2020, Edmonton, AB

This course is a field workshop that will take place just outside of the Edmonton area, exact location will be announced closer to date

Course Overview:

Identifying and classifying wetlands is an essential skill for working in Alberta’s boreal forest. This training will provide you the skills you need to identify and classify boreal wetlands through a combination of online and field-based learning.

This training will cover:

Wetland identification and classification using DUC’s Enhanced Wetland Classification
An opportunity to use and discuss the Alberta Wetland Classification System in the field.
Key vegetation indicator species that can be used to identify and classify wetlands
Wetland ecology, hydrology, and ecosystem services
Tools and resources to identify wetlands in the field
Avoidance and mitigation strategies for working in and around boreal wetlands

During the field component of the training participants will have the opportunity to take soil cores, use pH metres, and apply other tools to classify boreal wetlands. Field lectures and discussions will cover wetland indicators, wetland types, tools and resources.

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For more information:

Contact Name: Leanne Mingo
Website: https://wetlands-101.ducks.ca/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&view=productdetails&virtuemart_product_id=9&Itemid=223
E-mail: l_mingo (at) ducks.ca

Additional Contacts & Websites:

Kristyn Mayner: k_mayner (at) ducks.ca



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