Applied Vegetative Reclamation

This course will cov­er reveg­e­ta­tion stan­dards, prac­tices, and com­mon­ly used meth­ods to re-estab­lish native plant com­mu­ni­ties as part of the recla­ma­tion process for dis­turbed sites on pub­lic lands of Alber­ta. Top­ics will also include plan­ning, species selec­tion and sourc­ing native plant mate­r­i­al, site prepa­ra­tion and estab­lish­ment meth­ods, main­te­nance, mon­i­tor­ing, and cri­te­ria for suc­cess. Plant iden­ti­fi­ca­tion of native plants, weeds, and inva­sive species will also be introduced.

Course at a glance
What you will learn

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

  • Be familiar with regulations governing revegetation in Alberta.
  • Understand the processes involved in selecting and sourcing plant material for revegetation projects.
  • Understand the steps and requirements for site preparation and plant establishment.
  • Be familiar with revegetated site maintenance concepts.
  • Sufficiently understand vegetation monitoring requirements for reclamation certification.
  • Have an introductory knowledge of plant taxonomy and plant identification.
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:

  • This class has online synchronous lectures (the first three days), with two days in-person for the hands-on plant identification component.
  • Bring a loupe or hand lens for the plant identification component of the course.
  • Assessment may include post-course work.
Currently counts towards:

Applicants intending to enrol in a program are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to lock in their course requirements since they are prone 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.

When will
this course be offered?

New course schedules are released each June and November.

Course not yet scheduled

This course is not currently scheduled, but may be offered in an upcoming term.

New course schedules are announced each June and November.

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