Presented by Fiera Biological Consulting, this two-part three-day custom seminar provided a better understanding and appreciation of the ecological systems that affect the complex and dynamic transitional areas between the bed and shore, making us familiar with the Alberta Government's new Wetland policy, how this influences our job and what it takes to become certified to evaluate wetlands.
As a PRO 10 it is important to understand the implications of being an "authenticating professional" and the aspects to be considered when contemplating development in complex hydrological ecosystems.
This seminar presented a very thorough overview of the Wetlands Policy and it's implementation coupled with an appreciation of the interrelation between the Public Land Act, Waters Act, Surveys Act, and Land Titles Act, and long-span climatic cycles.
It also, provided an excellent opportunity to share knowledge and ideas on how to improve collaboration and overall practice with regards to this challenging aspect of our profession.
A second seminar is scheduled for Edmonton starting May 7 at the Derrick Golf and Winter Club. Registration is officially closed but interested parties are encouraged to contact Scott Westlund or Kerry Barrett to see if there is still room. (More Info).