We love learning. As a result there’s a lot of stuff we know that we can share with others. That’s why we put so much energy into outreach events.
We frequently speak at conferences and workshops for a variety of organizations, on an array of topics ranging from wetlands and riparian areas, to the role of drones in ecosystem management, to targeted conservation, ecological offsets, and environmental policy. We offer courses on wetland delineation, and wildlife tracking.
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“I would recommend this course to anyone I meet looking to increase their snow tracking skills” — 2019 Edmonton Course Participant
“a wealth of knowledge and thoughtful insights” — 2018 Edmonton Workshop Attendee
Outreach Events to look forward to:
Alberta Chapter of the Wildlife Society Conference Winter Mammal Tracking Workshop
Miquelon Lake, AB. This will be an introductory overview of the fundamentals of Snow-tracking consisting of approximately 1 hour of lecture, followed by 2 hours of outdoor instruction. The workshop is free to ACTWS 2020 Conference Attendees. See ACTWS website for workshop registration, and more information.
- Date: March 13, 2020
- Fees: free with conference registraion
- Limited to 30 participants
- Instructor: Joseph Litke & Steve Olson
- Location: Miquelon Lake
- More information and Registration: ACTWS Winter Mammal Tracking Workshop 2020
Wetland Delineation Seminar
Calgary & Edmonton AB. Hosted by the Alberta Land Surveyor’s Association. Although this seminar has been designed for the Alberta Land Surveyor’s Association, it is open to anyone with an interest in the process and policies and practice of delineating wetlands. In these three-day custom seminars attendees 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 Alberta Government’s Wetland policy, its implications, and what’s required to become certified to evaluate wetlands.The field component of this course will provide a hands-on look at key vegetation and soil indicators that can be used to identify aquatic, wetland, riparian and upland habitat. In the field component of the course participants will better understand how to:
- Sample vegetation and soil and identify plant species.
- Identify a high-water mark based on soil conditions and vegetation indicators.
- Identify key, site-specific, hydrological processes that might affect water levels.
- Lecture Location, Dates, and Times:
- March 19 & 20, 2020
- 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days
- Skyline West Room, Calgary Winter Club, 4611 – 14 Street NW, Calgary
- Registration Deadline March 12
- April 2 & 3, 2020
- 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days
- Banff Room, Derrick Golf & Winter Club, 3500 – 119 Street NW, Edmonton
- Registration Deadline March 26
- Field Trips Dates and Locations:
- Sometime in June, Date TBA
- A wetland area near Calgary, and Edmonton, locations TBA
- $750+GST (includes lunch on Lecture dates)
- Dr. Shari Clare, Fiera Biological Consulting
- More information
Recent Outreach Events
- Wildlife Snow-tracking for Professionals – Edmonton, AB. An intense and challenging two-day course aimed at individuals interested in wildlife track identification for research or consulting purposes, but is open to anyone interested. Registration opens December 1st.
- Dates: January 15 & 16, 2020
- Fees: $500.00+tax – Registration Closes January 10, 2020.
- Limited to 8 students
- Instructor: Joseph Litke
- Lecture Location: Edmonton, AB. Venue: Conference Room, Fiera Biological, #301, 10359 82 Avenue, Edmonton, AB)
- Field Location: Elk Island National Park, AB – Pending Permits.
- More information [for more information contact us by email: info[at]fieraconsulting.ca]
- Wildlife Snow-tracking for Professionals – Prince Albert National Park (PANP), Saskatchewan. An intense and challenging two-day course aimed at individuals interested in wildlife track identification for research or consulting purposes, but is open to anyone interested.
- Canadian Agri-Food Policy Conference – Ottawa, ON. Invited Speaker – Dr. Shari Clare,
- Dates: February 13 – 15, 2019
- Location – Chateau Laurier Hotel, Ottawa, Ontario
- Topic – Wetland Conservation Offsetting and Associated Valuation: finding the right combination of policies, incentives and programs
- Presentation Title – Improving Wetland Management Outcomes in Canada: Options and Considerations
- Sponsor: Ducks Unlimited Canada
- Wildlife Snow-tracking for Professionals – Saskatoon, SK. An intense and challenging two-day course is aimed at individuals interested in wildlife track identification for research or consulting purposes, but is open to anyone interested.
- Wildlife Snow-tracking for Professionals – Edmonton. This intense and challenging two-day course is aimed at individuals interested in wildlife track identification for research or consulting purposes, but is open to anyone interested. More information.