Wetlands are known to provide excellent waterfowl habitat but #DYK they are also home to many mammals? Let's celebrate #wetland mammals this #MammalWeek such as boreal caribou, moose, and of course, beavers! pic.twitter.com/RMHEJniH4I Retweeted by Fiera Biological

This is a first-time situation for me. #Coyote roaming about outside our @UofAALES building. We do a lot of work with conservation biology & wildlife issues but this is a bit surprising. #yeg pic.twitter.com/nOUroZe2j6 Retweeted by Fiera Biological

2017 Wildlife Snow-tracking Workshop

Fiera Biological is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a Wildlife Snow-tracking Workshop in Edmonton, Alberta. The workshop will consist of a two-hour classroom session during the evening of Friday December 1, 2017, and a half-day in the field on Saturday, December 2, 2017.

Fiera Biological is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a Wildlife Snow-tracking Workshop in Edmonton, Alberta. The workshop will consist of a two-hour classroom session during the evening of Friday December 1, 2017, and a half-day in the field on Saturday, December 2, 2017.

This workshop is for anyone interested in learning how to identify wildlife snow tracks. Ideal for the beginner, Β the workshop will cover the basics of snow track identification, but is also likely to offer something to even the most experienced wildlife tracker.

Registration: This workshop will be limited to 12 individuals. To register, email Joseph Litke at jlitke[at]fieraconsulting.ca. Spots will be filled on a first-come basis.

When & Where:

  • Classroom Session: Friday, December 1, 2017 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. This session will be held at the office of Fiera Biological Consulting, located at #301, 10359 82nd Avenue, Edmonton Alberta (Above Block 1912 cafe).
  • Field Session: Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm (longer if there is interest). We will meet at the Tawayik Lake shelter in Elk Island National Park.

Details:

  • Friday will consist of a slide presentation that will cover some basic tracking skills, providing a foundation for getting the most out the field day. Bring a pen and a notebook. We will try to wrap things up by 7:30 so people can get on with their Friday night shenanigans.

Saturday will be a field day. We will practice what we learned in the classroom, and learn a few more tricks as well. Participants are expected to provide their own transportation to Elk Island National Park and should bring a lunch, and are expected to dress appropriately for standing around in the cold. A notebook, a camera, and a tape measure are all recommended for the field session.

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