Who should attend
Students from all educational backgrounds welcome.
About the course
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
- In-class, lecture-based course with group work and case study review; hands-on plant identification component.
- Aimed at individuals transitioning into the environmental field, as well as mid-level professionals in sectors involving environmental aspects, this course will also be of value to agrologists, biologists, engineers, industrial managers, foresters, technologists, and others who wish to update their skills and knowledge in this area.
- Recognized by the Alberta Institute of Agrologists (AIA) as a senior agrology course related to entrance into the profession and to augment core knowledge requirements related to a practice area.
- This course may be recognized as educational or continuing professional development credits by ECO Canada, the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA), the Alberta Society of Professional Biologists (ASPB), the College of Alberta Professional Foresters (CAPF), and the Association of Science & Engineering Technology Professionals Of Alberta (ASET).
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.
- Bring a loupe or hand lens for the plant identification component of the course.
- Assessment may include post-course work to be completed through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.
Ann Smreciu is a champion of native plants. For more than 30 years she has worked to re-establish Alberta’s native plants on disturbed lands, from dams and utility corridors to landfills and mine spoils. At the outset of her career, relatively few species could be considered for such projects bec...
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