Plant Identification for Wetland Assessment in Alberta
Correctly identifying plants can be a challenge at the best of times, but is an essential skill for anyone working with wetlands in Alberta. Whether performing wetland classification, delineation, value assessment, or bed and shore work,
plants are key to properly performing these critical evaluations. This course will provide a refresher on important plant identification characteristics and will cover
most of the indicator plants used in the new Alberta Wetland Classification System. With an emphasis on more challenging plant groups such as grasses, sedges and mosses, students
will learn reliable techniques and will receive valuable resources to ensure correct identification in the field and lab.
To prepare for the course, students will be provided with an online refresher to important terms and concepts in field botany. The primary component will be a 3 day course with time spent in the field,
lab, and classroom - learning and practicing wetland plant identifications. Your Instructor is Michael J. Schulz, M.Sc., P.Biol., E.P., a Professional Biologist with
more than 15 years of experience in plant surveying and wetland ecology, classification, and mapping.
He has been a professional educator in Portage College’s Natural Resources Technology program since 2009,
teaching courses including Field Botany, Water & Wetlands, and numerous others.
Portage College is the ideal location for this course in picturesque Lac La Biche, Alberta.
The college is at the intersection of the Green and White Zones of the province which gives students immediate access to a variety of
forms and types of all of Alberta’s wetland classes.
Join us in Lac La Biche June 27, 28 and 29, 2019
Experience all 5 wetland classes in the classroom, field and lab
Register at portagecollege.ca/Events or by calling 1-888-745-0719