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The University of British Columbia
Department of Earth, Environmental and Geographic Sciences

High Level Course Description

This applied course focuses on methods to identify wetlands and delineate their boundaries in the field based on vegetation, soil, and hydrological indicators. Course work includes desktop assessment of wetland boundaries using aerial photo interpretation.

Come prepared to gain hands-on experience and develop technical skills for plant identification, field description of soil profiles, evaluation of hydrology, and use of existing data sources to determine wetland boundaries. Topics in wetland classification, functional assessment, regulatory processes, impacts and mitigation will be covered.

Instructors

Kristen Andersen,
P. Biol., PWS, Senior Wetland Scientist
Carrie Nadeau,
R.P.Bio., Senior Ecologist

Course Details

  • Intended for practicing professionals, local government, provincial regulators, and students wanting to acquire background knowledge and hands-on field experience in wetland delineation and assessment methods
  • Offered through the Department of Earth, Environmental and Geographic Sciences | Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science | UBC Okanagan
  • Successful completion earns a Letter of Proficiency, an official UBC non-credit micro-credential
  • An existing or prior affiliation with UBC is not required
  • Limited enrolment
  • Cost: To be announced
  • More information coming soon at: https://eegs.ok.ubc.ca/non-degree-programs/

Contact

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