This site if for returning second year Recreation Fish and Wildlife students. It provides some useful links to important College resources, and student instructor forums.

Land and Natural Resource Management in British Columbia  is quite complex partly due to the need to understand and account for many different and often competing interests.  The content of ENVR 290 will address software used for data gathering, assembly, display, exploration and presentation of land and natural resource information.  Performing advanced analysis and preparing high quality cartographic maps using ArcGIS software is one main focus, while the other main focus is on mobile data gathering using GIS applications.

This course will cover the identification of common rocks and minerals, landforms and soils of British Columbia. Learners will be introduced to the study of physical geology and geomorphology in relation to management of the forest environment and landscape. Learners will gain skills and knowledge in rock and mineral identification, description of the physical and chemical qualities of soils, and identification and classification of landforms and terrain. Skills will also be developed with respect to interpretation of geology, landforms and soils for environmental management.

This site is intended to assist you with course work in ENVR 164.  It complements the face to face classroom.

This course enables second year RFW students to participate in field-based studies away from the Castlegar campus. An extended field trip provides students with opportunities to refine technical field  skills within different outdoor settings. 

Students will be involved in the planning and preparation for these trips and will be presented with opportunities to develop team skills, leadership and professionalism throughout the course.

In this course, students integrate the knowledge and skills acquired in other program courses to identify, analyze, and manage areas of public and occupational risk. Human, terrestrial, aquatic, and environmental hazards and risk are explored including an examination of leadership and decision-making skills, natural hazard analysis, land-use planning, risk management and mitigation, advanced navigation techniques, backcountry rescue, meteorology, and field weather forecasting. This site is intended to be an on-line resource to students enrolled in RFW 256.

This course expands on environmental assessment skills, and knowledge of ecological principles learned in first year classes. Students develop skills in the recognition of prominent forest insects, fungi, abiotic agents and invasive non-native species. The course emphasizes the application of ecological knowledge in resource management activities and strategies. Applied topics include: ecological restoration, fire ecology, wildlife/danger tree assessment, riparian and wetland area management, ecological assessment, management of invasive non-native weed species, biodiversity management, and landscape ecology.

This course is designed to prepare the student for employment in the field of outdoor recreation, particularly parks. The variety of organizations offering outdoor recreation opportunities in B.C. and their roles in the province are examined. Practical field skills such as trail and campground design, construction, and maintenance as well as analytical skills such as monitoring and managing impacts, assessing public safety, developing site plans and incorporating multiple natural resource and social values in protected area management will be studied and practiced. Examples of real contemporary recreational management issues are used to make the course content current and relevant.

Due to COVID19, lectures will be delivered on-line.  Labs will largely be in-person, with appropriate distancing and COVID19 safety protocols.

The ability to do applied research is required for all environmental technologists. In this course, students will complete an applied research project involving work planning, and data collection, analysis, and research.

This course prepares the student for immediate employment as a wildlife technician and park interpreter in British Columbia through instruction in wildlife management theory and the application of techniques used in wildlife management.

This course covers the ecology and management of freshwater fish and aquatic ecosystems in BC, including standard field and laboratory sampling and assessment techniques. The emphasis is on evaluating, assessing and managing freshwater ecosystems in BC.  Material is continued in RFW281.