APB Sponsored CPD Events

One of the main priorities of the APB is to ensure our membership throughout British Columbia is provided timely, relevant training opportunities, workshops and webinars. Our mandate is to ensure competency in the biology profession, practice and related decision making processes. Please check our Calendar to see upcoming training, workshops and webinars provided by the APB and affiliated organizations. If you have a suggestion for a CPD training course, please contact the APB office.


Upcoming Events

 

Designing Avoidance and Mitigation for Migratory Birds
and Species at Risk Critical Habitat

Tuesday Nov 5, 2019
Benson Room, Coast Bastion Hotel, 11 Bastion Street, Nanaimo, BC.
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

 

Workshop Overview

The increasing list of species and ecosystems at risk is challenging the capacity of professionals to find, process and interpret information to build effective and professional environmental assessment reports. Building on the Species at Risk workshops being delivered this spring by other providers, the Association of Professional Biology is providing training that addresses both the Species at Risk Act and Migratory Birds Convention Act, with applied break-out sessions on writing avoidance and mitigation statements. This workshop is designed to fill the gap for professionals that work on environmental impact assessment advice in support of development applications. It may also be useful for junior professionals who want to strengthen their skills in avoidance/mitigation design and understanding of legislation and guidance for conserving migratory birds and species at risk.  

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Inaugural APB Seminar on Aerial Ungulate Surveys and Wildlife Tracking

In the CLASSROOM Seminar

November 25 and 26, 2019
Room 7-172, Bentley Centre, University of Northern BC, Prince George, BC.

  • Introduction to survey Techniques: Random Stratified Block, Modified Gasaway (U of Alaska), Distance Sampling;
  • Pros and Cons of Various Survey Methods;
  • Survey Logistics, Aerial Survey Navigation, Counting, Data Collection;
  • Moose Expert, Guest Lecture: The Importance of BC’s Moose Populations;
  • GIS, Habitat Suitability, and Predictive Ecosystem Models;
  • Introduction to DISTANCE and other software for census detection bias;
  • Mapping and Stratification of Management Unit 7-7 for Aerial Surveys.

In FLIGHT & FIELD Training

November 27, 2019
UNBC’s Aleza Lake Research Forest.

  • Helicopter safety and flight school training;
  • One hour flight training in aerial survey techniques;
  • On the ground wildlife tracking methods.

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The 2020 Annual Professional Biology Conference and AGM.

April 28-29, 2020
Nitka Lake Lodge, Whistler, BC

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When: October 16–18, 2019
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When: October 22, 2019
Where: Revelstoke, BC
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When: October 23–25, 2019
Where: Revelstoke, BC
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When: October 28–30, 2019
Where: Revelstoke, BC
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When: November 4–5, 2019