Always a pleasure to catch the beautiful Canada Warbler and today we’ve caught 4! Unfortunately this species is listed as Threatened on the Species at Risk Act as it has declined by 62% between 1970 and 2014. This hatch year male is about to embark on a 3,000 mile journey south! pic.twitter.com/n156ZmS8sq Retweeted by Fiera Biological

#fieldworkfriday Understanding the #impact of a proposed #development on #naturalfeatures often means getting your feet wet. Here, Dr. Shari Clare is sporting her favourite #fieldfashion, while assessing a #wetland in Central #Alberta. #ecology #assessment #conservation pic.twitter.com/wj2Vpfy06i

Wildlife Snow-Tracking For Professionals

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Fiera Biological is pleased to announce that it will be offering a Wildlife Snow-Tracking for Professionals course in Edmonton, Alberta. The course will consist of a day-long classroom session on Thursday, January 10, and a day in the field on Friday, January 11, 2019.

Ideal for professionals seeking confidence in track identification, this workshop is for anyone interested in learning how to identify Alberta wildlife tracks in snow. Suitable for beginners and experts, the course will cover the kinds of data that can be collected, and the ways data can be used infer information about individuals and populations, in addition to the basics of snow track identification. Over the course of two days, participants will work towards accurate, confident, and efficient identification of similar species.  Read more


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Fiera’s Co-op Student Program: A challenging and Rewarding Summer

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By Taylor Lowe, Masters in Environmental Management Candidate, Western University, and 2018 Co-op Student & Intermediate Biologist, Fiera Biological Consulting

During the summer of 2018 I completed a co-op term with Fiera Biological Consulting, to complete my Master’s in Environment and Sustainability at Western University. The summer provided a one-of-a-kind opportunity to understand the inner workings of Fiera Biological’s multi-disciplinary team while contributing to a variety of projects. Read more


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Professional Development, mentorship, learning, experience, summer job, co-op, internship, seasonal work, ecology, environment, consulting

Field Notes: Arctic Climate & Glaciology, 2018

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Date: May 7, 2018

Personnel: Dr. Brad Danielson

Mission:   Find hole in blizzard conditions and finish project. Collect glacier mass balance data with NRCAN on remote far north icecaps

Location: Back in Resolute, waiting on a chance to relocate to Melville Island icecap

Recap since my last:
We finished work on Meighen Island quickly, then got weather stayed at Eureka for 2 days while Resolute was hit with a big storm.  Then we were stuck in Resolute for 4-5 days because the weather was terrible everywhere we wanted to go.  Put us behind schedule a bit.
While waiting in Resolute, we met up with a UOttawa student who will be working with us for the remainder of the trip, and also the team of 2 from UofA who will be working on Devon at the same time as us.  It’s nice to have some travelling companions.

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My Tauntaun died of exposure today. Extremely upsetting. Please send replacement. Over.. #nerdalert

Water Boundaries Seminar

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Hands-On Three Day Water Boundaries Seminar

Have you ever wondered where an aquatic habitat ends, and an upland terrestrial habitat begins? Turns out it’s complicated! Join us as Dr. Shari Clare navigates us through a labyrinth of ecological parameters, legislation and policy, and the knowledge and techniques that need be employed to delineate water boundaries and riparian habitats.

Date April 30, 2018 at 08:30
In this three-day custom seminar you will gain a better understanding and appreciation of the ecological systems that affect the complex and dynamic transitional areas between the bed and shore and become more familiar with the new Alberta Government’s Wetland policy, how this influences our job and what it takes to become certified to evaluate wetlands. Read more


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Water Boundaries, riparian, wetland conservation, working near waterbodies, wetlands, watercourse,

2017 Wildlife Snow-tracking Workshop

calendar icon November 9, 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.

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,  the workshop will cover the basics of snow track identification, but is also likely to offer something to even the most experienced wildlife tracker. Read more

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Weasel track, snow track, track identification, wildlife, nature, naturalist, species identification,