This winter workshop will prepare your environmental field crews to perform environmental monitoring in a safe manner during the winter months. Topics include: Safety plans, communication procedures, Personal Protective Equipment, Wildlife Encounters, Vehicle Safety and Environmental Conditions
The Environmental and Field Monitor Program is designed to help participants understand the mining industry legislative requirements; best practices and standards with respect to environmental monitoring; wildlife management, data entry, reporting and the Health and Safety requirements while working with the environment.
The Electrofishing Assistant Workshop will prepare participants to take part in backpack electrofishing field surveys as a netter or assistant. The course will cover the theory and safety of using a backpack electrofishing unit, and an overview of fish identification.
Vegetation Surveys-in the Field will also be a full day, consisting of reviewing the tools to identify plants and ecosites common throughout Northeastern Ontario as well as an overview of the Ecological Land Classification (ELC) system.
Benthic Surveys-in the Field will be a full day, consisting of theoretical background on benthic macroinvertebrate surveys, followed by hands-on practice with sampling methods as per industry standards such as OBBN and OSAP.
Our first Webinar is an overview of the Federal Fisheries Act, where we review what types of industrial activities that can trigger the Act, how to remain in compliance, and looking into the future with the 2019 amendments.