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WORKSHOP: Boreal Wetlands 101

2019-03-22 @ 08:00 - 12:00 MDT

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) has over 80 years of experience delivering wetland conservation programs across Canada and over 20 years of experience working in Canada’s boreal forest. DUC’s National Boreal Program delivers introductory wetlands training geared towards industry, government, and other practitioners with the goal of raising awareness and understanding of boreal wetlands. This workshop will introduce participants to Canada’s boreal wetlands with a focus on the Canadian Wetland Classification System’s five major wetland classes. The workshop will cover topics including wetland ecology, hydrology, functions, and values. Participants will learn about regional wetland classification systems, such as the Alberta Wetland Classification System and DUC’s Enhanced Wetland Classification System for the Boreal Plains ecozone, as well as vegetation and soil indicators that can be used to assist with classification. The workshop will address approaches to incorporating wetland knowledge into decision-making and will provide participants with opportunities for discussion. We will use new technologies, such as 360 degree imagery, to bring wetlands into the classroom. 
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08:00 - 12:00 MDT
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Coast Canmore
511 Bow Valley Trail
Canmore, AB Canada
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PO BOX 4990
Edmonton AB
T6E 5G8

Rooted in Wisdom: Deer Aging Techniques

Embark on a journey of precision and insight with the Lethbridge College Wildlife Analytics Lab (WAL) at the ACTWS Conference in Jasper! Join our workshop, ‘Rooted in Wisdom: Deer Aging Techniques‘, to explore the secrets hidden within wildlife teeth. Explore both the field technique of ‘tooth eruption and wear’ and the laboratory marvel of ‘cementum analysis’ – both dedicated to unraveling the mysteries of ungulate ages. Delve into the heart of these techniques, comparing their accuracy and precision, with a revelation of the superior accuracy of cementum analysis. Learn the art of tooth extraction and witness the seamless process of submitting your own wildlife teeth to the WAL for aging through cementum analysis. Elevate your understanding of deer populations and contribute to the advancement of wildlife knowledge and bolster your resume with applied experience. Participants will gain hands-on familiarity with the field technique of jaw aging, and the lab process of tooth extraction, inspection, preparation, and cementum analysis. Join us in Jasper for a transformative experience at the intersection of field expertise and cutting-edge laboratory analysis!

Facilitated by the Wildlife Analytics Lab, Lethbridge College

Cost: $15

Professional refers to someone who works with wildlife and/or their habitats in a professional setting.

In this context, it is not in reference to a legal professional designation.