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Continuing education

We are pleased to offer several continuing education courses for natural resource professionals.  Check Course Offerings for most recent course dates and costs.

Introduction to GIS in Forestry and Environmental Management

Introduction to GIS in Forestry and Environmental Management:

This 2-day introductory course is intended for professionals seeking a basic working knowledge of the ArcGIS software suite. Participants will gain hands-on experience with ArcGIS (provided) in a computer lab setting. As a result of the workshop, participants will be able to acquire, manage and use spatial data to develop, symbolize and share informative maps, perform common editing and geoprocessing operations and interchange between GIS and GPS data formats.

LiDAR for Watershed Delineations and Overland Flow Modelling

LiDAR for Wateshed Delineations and Overland Flow Modelling: Building on an assumed introductory knowledge of LiDAR and GIS, participants will gain hands on experience using ArcMap and the Spatial Analyst extension (provided in a lab session), for the derivation of LiDAR-based surface-water hydrology products. Participants will explore the concepts of LiDAR surface preconditioning (including culvert notching), towards the derivation and characterization of watershed areas and predicted surface flow networks across the landscape and where they interface with transportation and drainage infrastructure.

LiDAR for Enhanced Forest Inventory (EFI) Development

LiDAR for Enhanced Forest Inventory Development: Building on an assumed introductory knowledge of LiDAR and GIS, participants will gain hands on experience using ArcMap and the 3D Analyst extension (provided in a lab session), as well as the USDA Forest Service’s FUSION software to characterize LiDAR point cloud data, and MS Excel to develop basic regression equations for the derivation of Enhanced Forest Inventory (EFI) predictions based on field calibration plot data. Basic statistical techniques will be discussed and applied, but no background in statistics is required.

 

Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network (CABIN)

CABIN is an aquatic biological monitoring program led and funded by Environment and Climate Change Canada for assessing the health of freshwater ecosystems across the country. Environment and Climate Change Canada has partnered with CRI to design and deliver the CABIN online and field training certification program.

The objective of the CABIN Training Program is to provide participants with necessary skills and knowledge to successfully conduct freshwater benthic invertebrate monitoring and assessment to a nationally acceptable standard, using online CABIN resources (database, analytical and reporting tools); and to provide uniformity and consistency in the application of CABIN sampling methods across Canada.  To learn more about this course or to register go to: CRI Courses

 

CRI Electrofishing Online and Field Certification Program

Backpack electrofishing training is delivered by CRI’s Training and Professional Development program and is recognized by the federal department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada as an acceptable backpack electrofishing training course.
Course Overview

Electrofishing is a commonly used fish collection method in streams, rivers, and lakes. Although not legislated in most provinces in Canada (except for BC), electrofishing training provides employers with evidence of due diligence and provides trainees with adequate knowledge of the risks and safety features of these machines. To learn more about this course or to register go to: CRI Courses