Restoring and Creating Wetlands

    EXCPE 4290 is offered this summer:

This course will cov­er the con­cepts, appli­ca­tions, plan­ning pro­ce­dures, and imple­men­ta­tion strate­gies involved in the suc­cess­ful con­struc­tion of wet­lands that look and func­tion like nat­ur­al wet­lands. Stu­dents can expect to learn about site selec­tion, test­ing soil tex­ture, select­ing con­struc­tion tech­niques, estab­lish­ing designed hydrol­o­gy and veg­e­ta­tion aspects, and work­ing with heavy equip­ment oper­a­tors. Top­ics in peat­land restora­tion will also be cov­ered. The course will be offered as a com­bi­na­tion of manda­to­ry hands-on expe­ri­ence in the field, in addi­tion to class­room lecture.


Overall Schedule
Lecture/Class Schedule
Aug 8Aug 12

8:30 am – 4:30 pm MT


8:30 am – 4:30 pm MT


8:30 am – 4:30 pm MT


8:30 am – 4:30 pm MT


8:30 am – 4:30 pm MT



Aug 19 — post-class component closes

Students in this section may have post-class readings or assessments to complete.

Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

39 hours of instruction

In synchronous online courses, students move through the course material at the same pace as their peers. These courses also provide learners with pre-scheduled online lectures that have the instructor and students interacting at the same time. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

Kristen Andersen

Your Instructor

Kristen AndersenID: kristen-andersen

Class info
  • This class is a com­bi­na­tion of online syn­chro­nous learn­ing and in-per­son field work. There will be a post-work com­po­nent to be com­plet­ed after the last online meet­ing. The manda­to­ry Field Trip com­po­nent will take place on three of the class dates. For the real-time online ses­sions, a com­put­er with both audio input and out­put (such as a micro­phone-equipped head­set) is required. More infor­ma­tion will be sent to your ual​ber​ta​.ca email before the first day of class. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence at the Fac­ul­ty of Exten­sion, vis­it www​.exten​sion​.ual​ber​ta​.ca/​e​l​e​a​rning.
  • 39 course hours in total
  • Open for registration until August 8, 2022. Register at least one week before the course start date to secure your spot. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts. Refunds, withdrawals & transfers policies
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

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EXCPE 4290 is offered this summer: