Calendar of Events

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Fish Habitat Assessment (FHA) – Level One
Fish Habitat Assessment (FHA) – Level One @ Terrace, BC
Oct 2 – Oct 4 all-day
The Fish Habitat Assessment (FHA) – Level One course is an intensive, ‘hands-on’, field-based three-day review of standard North American fish and fish habitat assessment and evaluation methods.  In this course, participants will learn first-hand[...]
Fish Habitat Assessment (FHA) – Level One
Fish Habitat Assessment (FHA) – Level One @ Fort St. John, BC
Oct 2 – Oct 4 all-day
The Fish Habitat Assessment (FHA) – Level One course is an intensive, ‘hands-on’, field-based three-day review of standard North American fish and fish habitat assessment and evaluation methods.  In this course, participants will learn first-hand[...]
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Fish Habitat Assessment (FHA) – Level One
Fish Habitat Assessment (FHA) – Level One @ North Vancouver, B.C.
Oct 11 – Oct 13 all-day
The Fish Habitat Assessment (FHA) – Level One course is an intensive, ‘hands-on’, field-based three-day review of standard North American fish and fish habitat assessment and evaluation methods.  In this course, participants will learn first-hand[...]
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Riparian Area Regulation
Riparian Area Regulation @ Nanaimo BC
Oct 13 – Oct 15 all-day
Background The Riparian Areas Regulation (RAR), enacted by the Ministry of Environment under Section 12 of the Fish Protection Act in July 2004, calls on local governments by March 31, 2005 to protect Riparian Areas[...]
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ABCFP 2018 – Managing Forests: Expectations vs Realities 4:13 am
ABCFP 2018 – Managing Forests: Expectations vs Realities
Oct 17 @ 4:13 am – 5:13 am
See website for more information on the 2018 ABCFP Forestry Conference and Annual General Meeting.
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Coast Waste Management Association 2017 Annual Conference: “Changing Times, Changing Minds”
Coast Waste Management Association 2017 Annual Conference: “Changing Times, Changing Minds”
Oct 18 – Oct 20 all-day
“Changing Times, Changing Minds” will bring together over 250 waste and recycling professionals to network and explore leading edge topics that affect the waste management, recycling and organics sector today. This year’s conference will feature two[...]
Fish Habitat Assessment – Level One
Fish Habitat Assessment – Level One
Oct 18 – Oct 20 all-day
The Fish Habitat Assessment (FHA) – Level One course is an intensive, ‘hands-on’, field-based three-day review of standard North American fish and fish habitat assessment and evaluation methods.  In this course, participants will learn first-hand[...]
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AGBC 2017 Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting
AGBC 2017 Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting
Oct 19 – Oct 21 all-day
The 2017 Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting will take place at the Whistler Conference Centre from October 19-21, 2017. The conference will consist of two days of professional development sessions, networking opportunities, an exhibitor[...]
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Developing a Successful Consulting Website – Webinar 1:00 pm
Developing a Successful Consulting Website – Webinar
Oct 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Developing a Successful Consulting Website: Content, Design and the Skinny on Costs So, you’re an independent consultant/coach. You’re good at what you do and in the past, word-of-mouth was all you needed to generate business. Things[...]
The Iowa Watershed Approach: A New Paradigm for Flood Resilience 1:00 pm
The Iowa Watershed Approach: A New Paradigm for Flood Resilience
Oct 24 @ 1:00 pm
This presentation will begin with a 10 minute federal update by Merrie Inderfurth (Washington Liaison, Association of State Floodplain Managers) on the status of flood insurance reform legislation, private flood insurance legislation and recent developments[...]
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Electrofishing Certification
Electrofishing Certification
Oct 28 – Oct 29 all-day
NRTG’s ‘Electrofishing Certification’ course includes free, lifetime re-certification. NRTG’s Electrofishing Certification course is approved by WorksafeBC (British Columbia), and endorsed by Worksafe agencies throughout Canada.  This course is two days in duration, and includes a[...]
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Electrofishing Recertification
Electrofishing Recertification
Oct 29 all-day
NRTG’s ‘Electrofishing Certification and Recertification’ course includes free, lifetime re-certification. NRTG’s Electrofishing Recertification course is approved by WorksafeBC (British Columbia), and endorsed by Worksafe agencies throughout Canada. To complete this one-day course, participants will attend[...]
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Environmental Monitoring for Construction Projects
Environmental Monitoring for Construction Projects @ Whistler, BC
Oct 31 – Nov 2 all-day
Course Description A comprehensive applied overview of skills, abilities and procedures required for effective monitoring of environmentally related construction projects. This course will include numerous practical exercises and case study reviews where participants are exposed[...]
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Coast Waste Management Association 2017 Annual Conference: “Changing Times, Changing Minds”
Oct 18 – Oct 20 all-day

“Changing Times, Changing Minds” will bring together over 250 waste and recycling professionals to network and explore leading edge topics that affect the waste management, recycling and organics sector today. This year’s conference will feature two experts renowned for their work on behaviour change, a cornerstone of sustainable and healthy communities – Dr. Doug McKenzie-Mohr and Ruben Anderson.

Fish Habitat Assessment – Level One
Oct 18 – Oct 20 all-day

The Fish Habitat Assessment (FHA) – Level One course is an intensive, ‘hands-on’, field-based three-day review of standard North American fish and fish habitat assessment and evaluation methods.  In this course, participants will learn first-hand how to conduct measurements, assessments and evaluations of stream morphology, fish habitat features, substrate, pebble counts, stream impacts, and habitat limiting factors.

By the end of this course, participants will have the knowledge and skills to conduct a wide variety of standard and quantitative fish habitat assessments common to Canada and North America.  These assessment types include:

  • B.C.’s 1:20,000 Fish and Fish Habitat Inventory
  • B.C.’s Fish Habitat Assessment Procedure (FHAP)
  • Alberta’s QAES Fish Habitat Assessments
  • The ‘Ontario Stream Assessment Protocol (OSAP)’
  • Fish Passage/Stream Crossing Assessment(s)
  • American Fisheries Society (AFS) Fish Habitat Assessment standards and procedures
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AGBC 2017 Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting
Oct 19 – Oct 21 all-day

The 2017 Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting will take place at the Whistler Conference Centre from October 19-21, 2017. The conference will consist of two days of professional development sessions, networking opportunities, an exhibitor tradeshow, followed by the 98th annual general meeting.

The conference brings together engineers, geoscientists, technologists, faculty, government representatives, students, and other members of the community.

For any questions regarding the conference or registration please contact ac2017@egbc.ca.

Advanced Online Registration is now closed. If you wish to attend or modify your current registration, you may do so at the Registration Desk at the Whistler

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Developing a Successful Consulting Website – Webinar
Oct 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Developing a Successful Consulting Website: Content, Design and the Skinny on Costs

So, you’re an independent consultant/coach. You’re good at what you do and in the past, word-of-mouth was all you needed to generate business. Things have changed. Now you have to up your game. You have to promote yourself and the best promotion tool is your website.

Your website should be part of your marketing mix. As someone once said, “50 percent of my marketing budget is completely wasted. I just don’t know which 50 percent.” The purpose of this webinar is to outline what makes a modern, successful website. By using Google best business practices as a foundation, we will remove the mystery of what makes a website work. Using this non-subjective approach will make it easier to understand the benefits of your website.

Then using this as a foundation, we will show you what you can do to make it better.

This presentation will cover:

  • Essential information to include on your website – What are visitors looking for?
  • Website set up and organization 
  • Why your home page is for the visitor to your website, and not about you! (No one cares how long you’ve been in business)
  • Range of costs to consider
  • Learn to dump the platitudes and create actionable links
  • To blog or not to blog, that is the question
The Iowa Watershed Approach: A New Paradigm for Flood Resilience
Oct 24 @ 1:00 pm

This presentation will begin with a 10 minute federal update by Merrie Inderfurth (Washington Liaison, Association of State Floodplain Managers) on the status of flood insurance reform legislation, private flood insurance legislation and recent developments with the disaster supplemental followed by a brief Q&A period. We will follow the update with our featured webinar presentation on “The Iowa Watershed Approach: A New Paradigm for Flood Resilience.” Five panelists will discuss the program objectives, their specific role in the process, and the progress made in the first year of implementation. Information about the presentation can be found below.

Abstract:

From 2011-2013, Iowa suffered eight Presidential Disaster Declarations, encompassing 73 counties and more than 70% of the state. Devastating as these events were, 2011-2013 do not represent Iowa’s worst flood years. Long-term data show that heavy precipitation and flooding events are increasing in frequency across the Midwest. Under these circumstances, a new paradigm for flood resilience is needed—one that decreases flood risk, improves water quality, and increases community flood resilience.

The Iowa Watershed Approach (IWA) is a watershed –scale program based on a holistic approach recognizing that 1) heavy precipitation and flooding events are increasing in frequency; 2) upstream activities impact downstream communities; 3) upstream and downstream communities need to voluntarily work together; 4) when possible, flooding should be addressed at its source, using science-based, reasonable, cost-effective practices; 5) improving community resilience to floods requires risk mitigation and community directed initiatives and planning; and 6) program strategies must also respect, protect, and sustain Iowa’s valuable agricultural economy, which provides food, fuel, and fiber for the world and sustains family incomes for many Iowans.

The IWA panelists will discuss the program objectives, their specific role in the process, and the progress made in the first year of implementation.

Panelists:
* Allen Bonini, Iowa Department of Natural Resources
* Dr. Craig Just, University of Iowa
* Melissa Miller, Iowa Water Center
* Breanna Shea, Iowa Flood Center, University of Iowa
* Jake Hansen, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship- Division of Soil Conservation and Water Quality
* Jessica Turba (facilitator), Disaster Recovery Operations Bureau of Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Oct
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Electrofishing Certification
Oct 28 – Oct 29 all-day

NRTG’s ‘Electrofishing Certification’ course includes free, lifetime re-certification.

NRTG’s Electrofishing Certification course is approved by WorksafeBC (British Columbia), and endorsed by Worksafe agencies throughout Canada.  This course is two days in duration, and includes a Day One classroom lecture and demonstration followed by a Day Two field practicum session.  During Day Two, students will participate in a realistic electrofishing field session; wearing and operating the backpack electrofishing unit while also participating as dip netters and sampling crew. Attendance is mandatory for both days.

This course offers three levels of certification: ‘Crew Supervisor’, ‘Crew Supervisor-in-Training’ and ‘Crew Member’.  Each level of certification is determined by a participant’s:  1) grade on the course Knowledge Evaluation 2) level of competency during the field practicum.

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Electrofishing Recertification
Oct 29 all-day

NRTG’s ‘Electrofishing Certification and Recertification’ course includes free, lifetime re-certification.

NRTG’s Electrofishing Recertification course is approved by WorksafeBC (British Columbia), and endorsed by Worksafe agencies throughout Canada. To complete this one-day course, participants will attend a regularly scheduled two-day Electrofishing Certification program and (simply) complete the Day Two field component (only), and complete a short exam.   Attendance is mandatory for this one day field practicum session.

This course offers three levels of recertification: ‘Crew Supervisor’, ‘Crew Supervisor-in-Training’ and ‘Crew Member’.  Each level of certification is determined by a participant’s level of competency shown during the field practicum session.

Oct
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Environmental Monitoring for Construction Projects @ Whistler, BC
Oct 31 – Nov 2 all-day

Course Description

A comprehensive applied overview of skills, abilities and procedures required for effective monitoring of environmentally related construction projects. This course will include numerous practical exercises and case study reviews where participants are exposed to and complete tasks and requirements for a wide variety of environmental construction projects.

Objective

This program will train participants to effectively design, manage, conduct and report for environmental monitoring programs for a wide variety of applications throughout Western Canada, such as stream crossing installations, pipeline development, land development, etc…

Upon completion, participants will develop skills and abilities to:

  • Identify and acquire appropriate regulatory approvals and permits;
  • Protect and restore fish habitat;
  • Salvage fish;
  • Operate and maintain on-site equipment;
  • Design and implement sediment and erosion control plans;
  • Install temporary and permanent structures;
  • Design and install instream construction structures;
  • Design and implement site stabilization measures;
  • Design and develop a project plan;
  • Design and implement spill control and response plans and procedures;
  • Design communication plans and protocols and reports;
  • Identify and conduct key project management and safety procedures.
Nov
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2017 Canadian Science Policy Conference @ Shaw Centre, Ottawa, ON
Nov 1 – Nov 3 all-day

The CSPC themes are being structured within the following context:

  • How effectively have we used science-based knowledge to meet Canada’s challenges over the past 150 years and also today?
  • How should we use science-based knowledge more effectively over the next 50 years to meet Canada’s challenges?
7th Annual Zero Waste Conference @ Vancouver, BC
Nov 1 all-day

Eliminating waste and creating value are essential pillars in a new way of doing business and developing policy – a new norm of addressing waste in every sector of our lives. The 2017 Conference will showcase on a global and local scale how we can:

  • reimagine linear systems of production and consumption with waste prevention and the circular economy in mind
  • advance organizational change and collaborate across sectors to develop new solutions and approaches
  • embrace new ways of thinking, innovation, and disruption to address barriers and intractable problems
  • benefit from this emerging opportunity – whether you are a business, government, or community sector leader