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Mapping and Compassing: Ecological Conservation


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12 Hours




Start Dates

June 1, 2023

Registration Deadlines

March 15, 2024

About this microcredential

This microcredential is one of six training opportunities to prepare participants to work as an Ecological Conservationist and can be taken in any order or on their own.

Conservation of Canada’s resources is essential in the green economy. A modern conservationist is multidisciplined and provides a balanced program which includes using sustainable wildlife management techniques that will lead to a future where aquatic and wildlife ecology remain healthy and abundant. Mapping and compassing are integral skills for the Ecological Conservationist. In this microcredential, you will learn to interpret maps and develop skills in-ground and map measurements. You will also learn the basics of internet mapping software. This microcredential is the first of a suite of six training opportunities to prepare participants to work as an Ecological Conservationist.

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What will you learn?

Upon completion of this microcredential, learners will be able to:

  1. Use a compass for orientation.
  2. Employ mapping systems.
  3. Interpret map content.

How does this prepare you for the low carbon economy?

Water and wildlife are two of Canada’s most precious resources. Businesses such as environmental tourism rely on an abundant supply of clean water and well-managed wildlife. Businesses such as mining and manufacturing must understand wildlife techniques that support a healthy aquatic and wildlife ecology. All Canadians and businesses need to be aware of how to maintain the health and well-being of this resource. Understanding how lowering the carbon footprint to have the least impact on the environment is essential.