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WHAT'S NEW AT THE ASPB

The ASPB Awards Committee has extended the deadline for Society award nominees to November 1, 2021. Nominate a P Biol for recognition by reviewing the Awards and requirements here.

Thank you to all Annual General Meeting attendees! Minutes are now posted in the "Member Downloads" section of the portal.

 Beki Snyder, Manager of Operations

Workshops, Seminars & Courses

These events are offered by the organizations named in the listings and are neither conducted nor endorsed by the Alberta Society of Professional Biologists unless specifically stated.

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

NOVEMBER

Columbia Mountains Institute Courses at Revelstoke. Read more at these links:

 

Online: The Foundations of Wildlife Chemical Capture

This is an independent course you can take on your own time, currently used by state and federal agencies to train and certify their field biologists. Over 60 wildlife professionals, including 14 other wildlife veterinarians, have contributed content. The course material is available for a full year once you sign up. For detailed information, read more here: https://courses.wildlifecaptureandcare.com/Foundations-information-page

TRAINING PROVIDERS

GRF
The Grassland Restoration Forum

The Grassland Restoration Forum is optimistically moving forward with in-person training, workshops and events for 2021, including some new and different workshops in July. You can either register online at:www.grasslandrestorationforum.ca
or email Donna Watt at: corpirate@shaw.ca.
 
GRF Fall Information Session
The one day Fall Information Session gathers a variety of industry and grassland stakeholders to exchange current information on grassland restoration and conservation through a variety of presentations and mini updates. November 18
th, 2021 at Claresholm.

SALMTEC

SALMTEC has announced the following new course offerings and training programs.

Alberta Wetland Policy Basics Online Course

Registration Link   https://www.salmtec.com/courses/wetland-policy-basics
This short online course was designed for anyone interested in Alberta's wetlands and is looking for an overview of the various components associated with the Alberta Wetland Policy. The course takes over two hours to complete and includes online theory, interactive quizzes, and offline activities. A certificate of Completion awarded to those that complete the optional quizzes with a passing grade.

Alberta Soil Information Viewer Online Course

Registration Link     https://www.salmtec.com/courses/soil-information-viewer-course This short online course was designed for both new and existing users who want to learn more about the Alberta Soil Information Viewer, an online mapping tool that provides access to the Agricultural Region of Alberta Soil Inventory Database (AGRASID) soil and landscape polygons and associated attributes. This is a snackable learning opportunity that can be completed in about an hour, and was designed to provide a basic understanding of the online Soil Information Viewer by illustrating use of soil and landscape information in both crop and biophysical assessment applications.

Understanding ACIMS Tools Online Course

Registration Link    https://www.salmtec.com/courses/understanding-acims-tools This short online course was designed for both new users and existing users who want to learn more about Alberta’s Conservation Information Management System, which houses species data, useful in a variety of land management applications. This is a snackable learning opportunity that can be completed in about an hour, and was designed to provide a basic understanding of how species data are collected and processed, and how to see where species occur in Alberta, using the ACIMS Online Mapping Tool.

Navigating the Alberta Soil Information Viewer Video Short

Registration Link: https://salmtec.myshopify.com/ This free, short video provides a tour of the Alberta Soil Information Viewer to provide you with a basic understanding of how to navigate in this online tool and some of its applications.

 Wetland Water Cycle Video Short

Registration Link: https://salmtec.myshopify.com/ Dr. Adamus, WET developer, narrates the water cycle of a wetland in this free, short video, describing wetland water inputs (precipitation, surface runoff, groundwater discharge) and outputs (evaporation, evapotranspiration, surface outflow, groundwater recharge) as they relate to a wetland's water balance.

SALMTEC Interactive Class Schedule:
  • The next scheduled GVI class is Friday December 3, 2021 from 12 to 2:30pm
  • The next scheduled ABWRET-A class is Friday December 10, 2021 from 12 to 2:30pm

Interactive classes comprise the final learning component of a Blended/Online course.Registration is Now Open for Fall 2021 Courses: SALMTEC

NRTG

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· Technical Writing for Professionals: Proposals - ONLINE: October 15, 2021 https://www.nrtraininggroup.com/nrtg-products/technical-writing-proposals-october-2021
 
· eDNA Methods - Online, October 18-19, 2021
https://www.nrtraininggroup.com/nrtg-products/ednamethods-online-october-2021
 
· Wildlife Survey Field Methods: Ungulates, ONLINE: October 25-27, 2021
https://www.nrtraininggroup.com/nrtg-products/wildlifesurveyfieldmethods-ungulates-october-2021


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