Registration Closed The Maritime College of Forest Technology's Department of Continuing Education (MCFT) wishes to announce the following workshop: Wetland Delineation Training with Christina LaFlamme. The workshop
The Maritime College of Forest Technology’s Department of Continuing Education (MCFT) wishes to announce the following workshop: Wetland Delineation Training with Christina LaFlamme. The workshop will be held at the Fredericton Inn from October 6th to 8th, 2020.
Wetland Delineation is a three-day course with registration and a COV-19 Wellness Check beginning at 8:00 AM on Tuesday, October 6th, and ending on Thursday, October 7th.
About the Instructor
Christina LaFlamme graduated from McGill University where she studied and obtained a Masters of Science (Bioresource Engineering) M.Sc., and Bachelors of Science (Agriculture and Environmental Sciences) B.Sc. She is also a graduate of Vanier College’s Ecological Technologies Program.
Currently, Christina is a bilingual wetland biologist with the Province of New Brunswick’s Department of Environment and Local Government. In addition to WAWA permitting, Christina is involved in the development of the province’s wetland delineation and wetland functional assessment protocols. She is also a technical reviewer for Wetland Delineation Reports, Wetland Functional Assessments, and Environmental Impact Assessments. Previously, Christina was an environmental consultant within the private sector. Her roles in that position included team lead, project manager, senior technical reviewer, report writer, and field biologist. Christina is an experienced wetland biologist with over 15 years in wetland identification, delineation, and functional assessment.
The purpose of the course is to provide students with a foundation for performing work that is typically required of environmental professionals dealing with development projects involving sites containing wetlands.
The three-day course begins with an introduction to wetlands followed by hands-on learning skills that are used daily by wetland specialists – plant identification, hydric soil recognition, vegetation sampling, and wetland delineation.
At the end of the course, students should be able to identify, classify, and delineate wetlands across the province using a three-factor method derived from the United States. The course involves classroom lectures, in-class exercises, and fieldwork – it is an applied wetland science and practices course. Given the topics covered, the focus is on basic skills.
Who Should Attend?
This course is designed for professional/technical graduates of a forestry or environmental science program. There will be some required reading and study before attending this course. You should have familiarity/understanding of plants, soils, and wetlands.
Please bring your field gear. MCFT does have limited quantities of Munsell Charts, kit bags, plant id books, measuring devices, and soil augers. If shared, equipment will have to be deep-cleaned after each use.
Clothing & Footwear
Please wear layered clothing and appropriate footwear for site visits. This course will go rain or shine, so it is essential to pack extra clothing.
You may want to consider bringing hand sanitizer, mask, sunscreen, insect repellant, a personal first-aid kit, and extra food and drink. You will be responsible for your lunch each day, but MCFT will provide some snacks and drinks.
Effective July 3rd, 2020, our COVID-19 rules are as follows:
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:
- You must be residing in Atlantic Canada to attend.
- If you reside outside of Atlantic Canada, you must quarantine for two weeks before attending.
- If you have recently travelled outside of Atlantic Canada, you must quarantine for two weeks before attending.
- If you have been in direct contact with any of 2 or 3 above, then you must quarantine for two weeks before attending.
- If you or any of your direct contacts are exhibiting any of the following symptoms, then you must not attend:
- 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.
- Always maintain a 2-metre social distance buffer while attending our courses.
- You must complete and sign a health & travel questionnaire at the beginning of the course.
- You must have your temperature checked at the start of each day.
- You agree to have this information logged and shared with the Government if requested by the Government.
*Please note: We cannot provide transportation to you during this course. Our vendors are not providing their service until further notice. The third day of the training will be held in Saint John at the Irving Nature Park, so please factor that into your decision to attend our training.
If we have sufficient interest, MCFT will live stream the in-class sessions for those who require a refresher of the processes involved in Wetland Delineation. This is our first venture into the online streaming of an event, and we will strive to make sure it works flawlessly. But in the event it doesn’t work, it will be video recorded.
Also, all participants will receive a link to the video series when the course concludes.
The full course is worth the equivalent of 21 Continuing Forestry Education (CFE) Credits. By completing this training, you will be able to submit wetland delineation reports for review by the New Brunswick Department of Environment and Local Government.
The live stream training is worth the equivalent of 7 CFE Credits.
$495 + HST for the full course, which includes the video link.
$95 + HST for the live stream and/or video link
MCFT has discounted room rates available at the Fredericton Inn. It is convenient because it is walking distance to our venue. A standard room is $104 per night single occupancy and $124 per night double occupancy. Use the code MCFT when booking. For reservations, please phone 1-800-561-8777 or email email@example.com.
Please do not wait until the last moment to register. A seat is considered reserved/sold when we have a completed registration form in our possession.
Registration Cutoff Information
The cutoff date to register is Friday, October 2nd, at 3:00 PM or when 20 participants are registered for the full course. Our online course description has a counter indicating the number of seats remaining.
Updated October 5th, 2020