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WORKSHOP: Owl Field Techniques

2020-03-13 @ 16:45 - 23:00 MDT


Presented by Lisa Takats-Priestley and Chuck Priestley, STRIX Ecological

The first part of this workshop will kick off with an introduction to Alberta’s owls and their ecology. There will be an overview of standardized protocols used to monitor and research diurnal and nocturnal owls. Local owl research and monitoring efforts will be described and Lisa and Chuck will share ideas about how you can get involved.

For the second part of the workshop, the group will travel together out to one of the Alberta Nocturnal Owl Survey routes where you will conduct surveys at ten long term monitoring stations. The roadside surveys are surrounded by some of central Alberta’s best owl woods. Data have been collected for more than a decade at these locations.
Please note: the workshop will begin in the Norsemen Inn Salon A1, then a bus will transport workshop participants to the off-site owl survey locations. Please prepare for being outside at night for (possible) cold winter temperatures. Dress warm and carry a flashlight. A good motto for all owl enthusiasts!!

Visit our Shop to pick up your free ticket – limited to 25 participants.


16:45 - 23:00 MDT
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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.