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Field Skills for Ecological Restoration RENR 7006

Renewable Resources Course

Course details

​This course is designed to provide students with hands-on training and application of field techniques used to conduct assessments in support of restoration methods, with an emphasis on stream and riparian habitat. A strong emphasis will be placed on field safety protocols and establishing safety plans. Other modules included in the class may vary among years, but usually include assessments of water quality, stream flow, fish and fish habitat, benthic macroinvertebrates, as well as installation and stability assessments of in-stream wood structures. Modules will focus on proper maintenance and use of survey equipment essential to obtaining accurate results, as well as proper interpretation of field survey results.​


  • Acceptance into the Ecological Restoration degree program or by departmental approval.





Course offerings

Fall 2023

Below is one offering of RENR 7006 for the Fall 2023 term.

CRN 50391


Wed Sep 06 - Wed Dec 13 (15 weeks)

  • 15 weeks
  • CRN 50391
  • $1019.80
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 06 - Dec 13 Wed 08:30 - 12:30 Burnaby


Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. This course is reserved for the students in the Ecological Restoration program. Departmental Approval is required. Please contact Giti Abouhamzeh at or 778-331-1392 to get permission.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Create and implement a safety plan that is tailored to a specific field site and type of assessment.
  • Design a variety of field assessments, emphasizing safety and standard operating procedures.
  • Apply proper use and maintenance of field survey equipment essential to obtaining accurate results.
  • Create and maintain proper documentation of field survey results.
  • Evaluate results of field sampling with an emphasis on assessing ecosystem health and identifying potential stressors.​

Effective as of Fall 2023

Related Programs

Field Skills for Ecological Restoration (RENR 7006) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Ecological Restoration
    Bachelor of Science Full-time/Part-time


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