Welcome to Ducks Unlimited Canada’s
Wetlands Training Hub!
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Wetlands 101: An introduction to Canada’s boreal wetlands - online introduces boreal wetland types, characteristics, functions, and values. This training will cover wetland characteristics including vegetation, soil, and hydrological indicators that can be used to identify and classify boreal wetlands according to the Canadian Wetland Classification System. This training will also address potential adverse effects of industry activities on these sensitive habitats and will introduce approaches to avoid or minimize adverse effects, increase safety and potentially reduce long-term costs. This is an entry-level course geared towards industry, government, consultants and other groups working in the boreal forest.
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This training will provide you the skills you need to identify and classify boreal wetlands through a combination of online learning and field-based learning. The online training will provide you a solid foundational understanding of boreal wetlands including boreal wetland functions and values, wetland classification systems, and tools to identify wetlands. The field day on April 23rd, 2020 will provide an opportunity to apply these skills, identify key indicator plants, take soil samples and classify wetlands using DUC’s Enhanced Wetland Classification System as well as discuss classification using the Alberta Wetland Classification System.
Wetlands 101: Introduction to Boreal Wetlands - classroom training for groups
Do you prefer to learn in a classroom setting? Are you looking for customized wetland training for a group? Wetlands 101: An introduction to boreal wetlands- classroom can be delivered in-person to your group. This format allows us to customize the content and lead hands-on activities and engaging discussions.
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Apply lessons from online or classroom training in the field. We offer customizable Boreal Wetlands Field Training to groups. Wetlands field training is an important complement to other training formats and provides students with opportunities to apply concepts covered in Wetlands 101: an introduction to boreal wetlands in the field. Students will visit wetland field sites and will practice classifying wetlands while taking soil samples, identifying wetland plant species, and learning about wetland hydrology.
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