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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,  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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6th Annual ABMI Snow Tracking Workshop

Early in December, braving crisp, cold sub 30° C temperatures, Fiera personell again had the pleasure of leading a workshop that serves as the prerequisite for consultants who collect winter tracking data for the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute.

Trudging through knee-deep snow, we covered a lot of ground, and along the way, we saw a good range of tracks on which to practice our deductive skills, including; porcupine, bison, moose, elk, deer, weasel, fisher, snowshoe hare, coyote, and red squirrel. Everyone survived with all of their fingers and toes, and no one looked uncomfortably cold.

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Snow + tracking = a good day

For the staff here at Fiera Biological, this time of year is especially hectic.

In addition to shovelling walks and digging out the ski gear like everyone else, we have our eye on snow accumulation and weather systems throughout the province. We are watching for the perfect snow conditions – between 3 and 6 days since the last snowfall – so that we can calibrate animal abundance through snow track surveys.

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