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Cultural Geography studies the relationships between culture, space, place, and environment. A wide variety of cultures, their landscapes, and the changes they are undergoing will be examined through a geographic lens.

ENVR 154 – Maps and Navigation - focuses on the navigation skills required of technologists working outdoors – to locate oneself, stay ‘found’, and return safely from the field. The course includes hands-on use of navigation tools in field settings including map, air photo, compass, altimeter, and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) techniques. Pre-trip planning in a navigation context will also be covered including developing access plans and route plans, and estimating travel times.

This Moodle website is a supplement to the face to face course.

This course will provide hands-on, practical training in Geomatics as relevant to the fields of environment, forestry, fish, wildlife and recreation.

Welcome to Terrestrial Ecology and Biology!

This course builds upon the concepts from ENV162 with further studies of local forest ecosystems. Students will Identify key forest structural components and study the role environmental gradients and competition play in defining a species’ niche. Participants will also examine the role of primary and secondary growth, nutrient uptake, reproduction, fire and other disturbances, and survival mechanisms for plants.

This course introduces Forestry and RFW Technology students to the process of identifying, evaluating and integrating a wide range of historical, cultural, social, economic and environmental values connected to the Indigenous peoples in Canada. The course makes use of a variety of delivery techniques including lecture, discussion, student presentations, group activities, assigned reading and guest speakers. Topics include: a broad overview of Indigenous history, the legacies of assimilation policies, the Treaty process, landmark court cases connected to land and resource management, dispute resolution, current issues, policy connected to Heritage Conservation Act, Cultural Heritage Values.

Resource Management in British Columbia has become more complex and so the need for clear presentation and communication of ideas, plans, and strategies is more important than ever before.  The content of ENVR 290 will address software used for the collection, assembly, display and presentation of environmental content specifically related to Forestry.  Performing field data collection for advanced analysis and preparing high quality cartographic maps using ArcGIS software will be our focus.