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Fish & Wildlife Ecology & Management RENR 7004

Renewable Resources Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

The first part of the course provides students with a solid foundation in fisheries management with a focus on British Columbia. This course emphasizes fish identification, fish measurements, ichthyology, life history, basic biological features, fisheries management issues (e.g., mark recapture, stock recruitment), fish culture and fisheries techniques. The second part of the course covers the principles and practice of wildlife ecology and management with particular emphasis on inventory protocols and species at risk in BC. Topics include: biology and ecology of wildlife species; dynamics of wildlife populations; methods of studying wildlife; natural and artificial regulation of animal numbers; control of problem wildlife; evaluation and enhancement of wildlife habitats; management for harvest. Field sessions outside of scheduled class time will be required.


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



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Learning Outcomes

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

  • ​Identify common BC fish species and their biology.
  • Examine principles of fisheries management, including techniques used to collect or sample fish.
  • Design watershed restoration techniques, including in-stream, off-channel, and lake fertilization.
  • Identify common and listed BC wildlife species.
  • Apply principles of bioenergetics, population dynamics, and species-specific habitat qualities to examine the efficacy of management techniques.
  • Design habitat management plans and/or research techniques for BC wildlife species.
  • Design an inventory protocol following Resources Inventory Standards Committee (RISC) standards for selected wildlife species.
  • Evaluate and compare different wildlife and fisheries management strategies created through multiple knowledge systems, including Indigenous knowledge.​

Effective as of Fall 2023

Related Programs

Fish & Wildlife Ecology & Management (RENR 7004) 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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