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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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ABMI Snow Tracking Workshop

Fiera personnel recently put on a training workshop for consultants who will be collecting snow track data for the ABMI this winter.

With over 18 days since the last snowfall, and a herd of plains bison milling about in the area, these were some challenging tracking conditions.  But, with a day of classroom instruction under their belts, and several hours of field instruction, the keen eyes of these consultants-turned-students were able to discern confidently the sign of weasel, squirrel, grouse, deer, elk, coyote, fox, and porcupine out of the chaos.

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