CERTIFICATION

Riparian Area Assessment (QEP-Level)
Measuring bank-full widths, assessing riparian vegetal class, and slope stability to determine the width of Stream Protection and Enhancement Areas.

Electrofishing Certification (Supervisor)
Familiar with EF operation, field techniques, fish handling best practices, and aspects of crew management.

Wildlife Danger Tree Assessment (DTA)
Identifying and managing danger trees according to WorkSafe B.C. criteria using DTA Field Data forms and communicating findings via GPS. I require five days under supervision before full cert.

> Erosion & Sediment Control Fundamentals
> Occupational First Aid (1) & T.E.
> Standard First Aid (CPR-HCP)
> Basic Chainsaw & Brashsaw Operator
> Snowmobile Operator Cert.
> 1988 WHMIS & 2015 WHMIS/GHS
> Fire Supression & Safety (S100)
> Additional Fire Cert.: S185, S235, S232

 

FIELD SKILLS

Stream & Wildlife
Habitat assessments, fish and amphibian sampling/salvaging, bird nest surveys, and riparian assessments (based on RAR and the Fish-Stream Identification Guidebook).

Surveying & Planning
Collecting and visualizing GPS data, mapping and laying out areas of interest, and working with orthographic imagery.

Data Collection & Organization
Experience collecting and organizing data from online government databases, performing statistical analyses, and discussing and visualizing results in a report.

Technological Know-How
Includes the repair and installation of sensors and gauges, the organization and statistival analysis of data, and the use of Google Earth. Currently learning how to use G.I.S. software.

Soil Sampling and Analyses
Grid sampling using a core sampler; measuring bulk density, textural composition, water content, and aggregate stability; and determining soil organic carbon, C.E.C., base saturation, and pH.

 

M.L.W.S. COURSE LIST

> Fluvial Ecohydrology (FRST588)
> Ecological Conservation (CONS504C)
> Sustainable Soil Mgmt (SOIL502)
> Professional Comm. Strategies (SOIL550)
> Integrated Watershed Mgmt (SOIL515)
> Soil Sampling, Analysis, Data (SOIL503)
> Forest Wildlife Ecology & Mgmt (FRST395)
> Small Business Management [...] (FRE302)
> Land & Water Seminar (SOIL510)