Presented by Joseph Litke, P.Biol, Fiera Biological Consulting and Stephen Olson, Wildlife Biologist, STRIX Ecological
Augustana Miquelon Lake Research Station
This workshop will begin with a one hour indoor session to discuss tracking fundamentals, including photos of wildlife track and sign from the Camrose area. The outdoor portion will be approximately two hours, and will apply the participants tracking skills in a practical winter setting.
Please note: the workshop will be held at the Augustana Miquelon Lake Research Station (location here), approximately a 30 minute drive from Camrose. Please arrange for your own transportation to and from the Research Station. Please prepare for being outside for the majority of the workshop and dress for (possible) cold winter temperatures. Please bring your own snowshoes, if possible. Some snowshoes will be available to borrow.
“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
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.