Land Reclamation Fundamentals

    EX 1111 is offered this fall:

This course will cov­er con­cepts relat­ed to suc­cess­ful land recla­ma­tion through the effec­tive appli­ca­tion of soil and veg­e­ta­tive sci­ence prin­ci­ples. Top­ics for this course include: Land use, types of dis­tur­bances, reg­u­la­tions gov­ern­ing land recla­ma­tion, soil test­ing, han­dling and stor­age, site prepa­ra­tion, plant com­mu­ni­ty ecol­o­gy, veg­e­ta­tion selec­tion and plant­i­ng, mon­i­tor­ing, and deter­mi­nates of suc­cess with­in recla­ma­tion. This course will also cov­er spe­cial con­sid­er­a­tions such as ero­sion, soil and plant pathogens, amend­ments, and weeds. Basic knowl­edge of soils and veg­e­ta­tion is rec­om­mend­ed, but not required.

Course at a glance
What you will learn

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify natural and anthropogenic disturbances, appropriate soil testing, soil handling and storage requirements, plant communities, and weeds.
  • Describe different types of land use and proper site preparation techniques.
  • Determine appropriate regulations and guidelines governing your site, appropriate reclamation monitoring plans and metrics of success, potential for erosion, and amendment requirements.
  • Utilize plant information for seed selection and planting.

Offered:

Take note:
  • While there are no prerequisites for this course, basic knowledge of soils and vegetation is recommended for student success.
  • Learning materials available through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool (please have eClass materials with you in class).
  • A basic calculator will be required in class for some of the modules.
  • Post-course work may be required.
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6:00 pm – 9:00 pm MT

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Nov 27Dec 5
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8:00 am – 5:00 pm MT

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8:00 am – 5:00 pm MT

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

Kelly Ostermann

Your Instructor

Kelly OstermannID: kelly-ostermann

Class info
  • This is a syn­chro­nous course that fea­tures live online activ­i­ties at pre­de­ter­mined times. For the real-time class­room ses­sions, a com­put­er with both audio input and out­put (such as a micro­phone-equipped head­set) is required. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence vis­it www​.ext​-leo​.ca/​s​t​u​dents
  • 39 course hours in total
  • Cost assistance: may be eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant, the Canada Training Benefit, and the Skilled Immigrant Micro-Loan.
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    Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages (groups of 4 or more) are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at corporate.learning@ualberta.ca for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Open for registration until November 26, 2021. 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.

Take note:

  • While there are no prerequisites for this course, basic knowledge of soils and vegetation is recommended for student success.
  • Learning materials available through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool (please have eClass materials with you in class).
  • A basic calculator will be required in class for some of the modules.
  • Post-course work may be required.
Currently counts towards

We recommend that you apply to the program as soon as possible to lock in your course requirements as they are subject to change.

*If you are already enroled in this program, please refer to your specific program requirements as outlined at the time of your admission: Bear Tracks > Academic Advisement.

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