july, 2020

17jul8:30 am4:30 pmTechnical Workshop: Inland Sedimentation and Erosion Training - Friday, July 17th - 1 spot remaining

Event Details



Raise awareness of and generate discussion about anthropogenic impacts on water flow, water quality and habitat.

Sedimentation and Erosion July 2020


This program is designed to help participants:

  • Prepare to write the Provincial Certification Exam that will allow the installation of culverts and single-span bridges under the notification and approval system.
  • Increase participant knowledge of current techniques and technology with regard to watercourse alteration.
  • Increase participant skills in regard to calculating material and equipment requirements.
  • Appreciate the need to protect water quality and water-related habitats.


  • Water Control Measures when Working in a Watercourse (How to work in isolation of water flow)
    • Sizing Requirement
    • Cofferdams
    • Temporary Diversions
    • Dam and Pump
  • Erosion and Sedimentation Control
    • Environmental Considerations
    • Planning Considerations
    • All Sites: Preventing Problems
    • For Larger Projects: Erosion and Sedimentation Control Plans
    • Sedimentation and the Environment
    • Design Principles
    • Bank Stabilization
      • Naturalized
      • Vegetated
        • Vegetated mats
      • Silt Curtains
      • Silt Booms
  • Materials Used for Structures in Watercourse
    • Fresh concrete can be toxic to aquatic life
    • Treated Wood
    • Rock material 
  • Possible Impacts of Watercourse Alterations
    • Erosion
    • Sedimentation
    • Water Quality
    • Riparian Zone
  • Erosion Protection – Calculating Rip-Rap Size
    • Determining Water Velocity
  • Marine
    • Impacts / Habitat Loss
      • Shorelines
      • Estuaries
      • Salt Water Marshes
      • Wildlife
    • Causes
      • Development
      • Climate Change
      • Natural
    • Project Planning


This workshop will be held in an informal manner conducive to discussion and questions.


Kyle Werner 

Kyle graduated from the University of New Brunswick where he studied Arts, Science, Engineering and obtained his Bachelor of Forestry and Environmental Management.  During this time, he gained environmental knowledge covering several different areas of study; however, it was watershed management that he found most interesting.  He wrote and defended a thesis study on sediment and erosion within the CFB Gagetown training area.

Kyle’s experience includes working with heavy equipment, supervising “in-stream” installations, stream restoration projects, soil stabilization and remediation, sediment and erosion control, electro-fishing, road capping, road ditching, and road maintenance.  He was employed with J.D. Irving as a Road Construction and Maintenance Supervisor for a period of three years before accepting a position with the Department of National Defence – CFB Gagetown as a project coordinator.  Kyle is responsible for large multiple and varied stream crossing installation structures from 12-foot round to metal plate bottomless culverts, large stream restoration projects, and a large network of fording jobs to assist the CFB Gagetown training, along with many erosion control and road maintenance projects.  All activities related to Watershed Alteration and Watershed Management.

In his spare time, he lends his expertise to UNB Forestry students by providing class lectures along with field site tours to explain the road building and watercourse crossing application to forest roads.  Kyle’s easy-going approach to teaching and interaction with the class allows his knowledge and experience to be transferred to students.


Enrolment will be limited to twenty-five (25) candidates on a first come-first served basis.  If the proposed course date is full, or there is insufficient enrolment to hold the session, you will be notified as to alternate dates.


Tuition for the program including supplies is $249 + 15% HST.


Technical Workshop: Inland Sedimentation and Erosion Control is equivalent to 7 Continuing Forestry Education Credits.


The province of New Brunswick is currently under an Emergency Order due to the ongoing pandemic. Here are our COVID-19 Protocols to attend our training:

  1. You must be residing in Atlantic Canada to attend.
  2. If you reside outside of Atlantic Canada you must quarantine for two weeks before attending.
  3. If you have recently travelled outside of Atlantic Canada, you must quarantine for two weeks before attending.
  4. If you have been in direct contact with any of 2 or 3 above, then you must quarantine for two weeks before attending.
  5. If you or any of your direct contacts are exhibiting any of the following symptoms, then you must not attend. From the NB Government Website:
    • Fever above 38°C or signs of fever (such as chills).
    • A new cough or worsening chronic cough.
    • Sore throat.
    • Runny nose.
    • A new onset of fatigue.
    • A new onset of muscle pain.
    • Loss of sense of taste or loss of sense of smell.
    • In children, purple markings on the fingers or toes. In this instance, testing will be done even if none of the other symptoms are present.
  6. Always maintain a 2-metre social distance buffer while attending our courses.


Updated June 24th, 2020


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