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RENR 7006 - Field Skills for Ecological Restoration

Renewable Resources Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

Course Details

This course is specifically designed to provide students hands-on training and application of techniques used to monitor and sample the environment and to initiate restoration methods, with an emphasis on stream and riparian habitat. Techniques will include calibration, operation, and storage of water-sampling equipment, including: multi-parameter meters, flow meters, turbidity meters, and protocols for collecting water samples for lab analysis, etc. Proper setup and use of survey equipment will be taught with hands-on field sessions. Proper log- and rock-cabling techniques will be illustrated using hammer drills and epoxy and various cabling techniques. Level I fish habitat assessment procedures will be taught, as well as stability assessment of in-stream large wood structures. Field labs will integrate the use of digital field mapping equipment and techniques for inventories and assessments. Electrofishing and fish snorkel survey procedures may be included. A strong emphasis will be placed on field safety protocols and establishing safety plans and procedures, with appropriate documentation. Course design will include modules that need to be completed before class, to enhance the hands-on training. Modules included in the class may vary among years.

Prerequisite(s)

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

Credits

5.0

Cost

$1,209.68

Fall 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2021 term.

CRN 47015

Tue Sep 07 - Tue Dec 07 14 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 07 - Dec 07 Tue 08:30 - 13:20 BBY SW09 Rm. 122
Sep 27 Mon 08:30 - 13:20 BBY NE25 Rm. 117

Instructor

Dave Harper

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$1,209.68

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. This course is reserved for Ecological Restoration Degree Program. Students will require department approval prior to registration. Contact Giti Abouhamzeh at giti_abouhamzeh@bcit.ca or call her at 778-331-1392 for approval. No class on Sep 07th. Make up class on Sep 27, 2021

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Design a safety plan, and implement it, for a field site.
  • Conduct water sampling and assess results with an emphasis on stream health and identifying potential stressors.
  • Adapt proper log- and rock-drilling procedures and cabling to enhance stream complexity.
  • Design a variety of field sampling procedures, emphasizing safe and accurate methodologies.
  • Conduct Level 1 Fish Habitat Assessment Procedures.
  • Operate and maintain digital field mapping equipment in conducting inventories and assessments.
  • Conduct additional survey techniques, which may include, but not limited to: snorkel surveys, electrofishing surveys, beach seines and fish trapping.

Effective as of Fall 2021

Related Programs

RENR 7006 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

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

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