Alberta Wetlands: From Classification to Policy
Wetlands are part of the most productive and important ecosystems in the world. They are complex systems that require years of study in order to understand their classification types, cycles, and functions. With high rates of industrial and residential development occurring in Alberta, and with the Provincial Wetland Policy Intent soon to be released, many people making decisions regarding the fate of these ecosystems, do not have the time or the resources, to achieve this level of knowledge.
Aquality has developed a Wetland Course, "Alberta Wetlands: From Classsification to Policy", taught by Aquality’s Professional Biologists (P.Biol.) and Qualified Wetland and Aquatic Environment Specialists (QWAES). This course provides essential background information necessary for making informed decisions about wetlands.
The Wetland Course covers topics such as wetland classification and delineation, hydrology, wetland vegetation, riparian zones, wetland functions, and an overview of all wetland and water-related legislation and policies. Our course is ideal for municipalities, developers, land surveyors, planners and consultants. The course is divided into 2 days, with the first day being a full day course covering the Classification and Policies modules. The second day (if available) is divided into the Wetland Airphoto Interpretation/Delineation workshop AND/OR the Environmental Reserves and Riparian Setbacks workshop.