This web site compliments the face to face classes. During a two-week course in the spring, students gain practical skills directly related to their field of studies. Activities may include electro-fishing, canoeing, trail construction, wildlife enhancement, and trail work. Scheduled after final exams in late April (9 to 11 days).
This course extends the study of natural hazard assessment and land management to winter back-country environments. The course is delivered as a project-based analysis of a local provincial park or recreation area, in which students identify and analyze avalanche terrain and site-specific snow pack characteristics for the risk of human and structural exposure to snow avalanches. Topics include avalanche forecasting and public safety land use planning, hazard mitigation, techniques in snow pack assessment and monitoring, avalanche rescue, SnoPro software and hazard mapping using ArcGIS. Successful students receive a certificate in avalanche safety recognized by the Canadian Avalanche Association.
- Teacher: Keyes Lessard
This site compliments the face to face class. Students will be exposed to the elements of commercial recreation operations from the proposal stage to the delivery stage including the nature and demand for outdoor commercial recreation activities. Particular attention is paid to the current policies and regulations governing commercial recreation in the province. Additional skills and knowledge related to contract management, developing and evaluating project proposals will be developed.
- Teacher: Peter Holton
The ability to do applied research is required for all environmental technologists. In this course, students will complete an applied research project involving data collection, analysis, and research. Each student will be guided by one of four possible research supervisors.
- Teacher: Brenda Beckwith
This site compliments the face to face classes. This course is a direct extension of RFW 272, continuing the development of an understanding of the ecological principles on which wildlife management is based.
- Teacher: Lui Marinelli
This course covers the ecology and management of freshwater fish and aquatic ecosystems, including standard field, laboratory and office techniques used to sample these ecosystems. The emphasis is on evaluating, assessing and managing freshwater ecosystems in BC. This course is a continuation of the material in RFW 280.
- Teacher: Pier van Dishoeck