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An Introduction to Alberta Wetlands: Field Training (Edmonton Area)    Fri Jun 3, 2022, Edmonton, AB

Identifying and classifying wetlands is an essential skill for working in Alberta's diverse landscapes. This training will provide you with the skills you need to identify and classify Alberta's wetlands through a combination of online and field-based learning.

Participants will learn about the Alberta Wetland Classification System and newly released Field Guide through an online training module and apply these skills in a practical, outdoor setting. The Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area of the Beaver Hills Biosphere has an abundance of prairie and forested wetland classes, forms and types where we can apply wetland classification skills, including plant identification and soil and hydrology characterization.

Participants are highly encouraged to bring a free-downloadable copy of the Alberta Wetland Classification System Field Guide or purchase a hard copy here.

This training will cover:

Wetland identification and classification using the Alberta Wetland Classification System (AWCS)
Key vegetation indicator species that can be used to identify and classify wetlands
Wetland ecology, hydrology, and ecosystem services
Tools and resources to identify wetlands in the field
During the field component of the training participants will have the opportunity to take soil cores, use pH metres, and apply other tools to classify boreal wetlands. Field lectures and discussions will cover wetland indicators, wetland types, tools and resources. This is an entry-level course geared towards industry, government, consultants, and other groups working across Alberta.

This training is eligible for continuing education credits under certain professional designations (e.g. CAPF). Contact us for more information.


For more information:

Contact Name: Georgia C Boston
Phone: 7802889675
E-mail: g_boston (at)

Additional Contacts & Websites:

Leanne Mingo - l_mingo (at)

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