To help out while High School Students are stuck at home we would like to offer 3 WOLF courses that will help introduce you to the amazing world of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

Here’s a summary of the 3 courses we’ve made available for you:

Woodland Stewardship

This course is designed for a wide range of people with an interest in the forest sector. Participants will not need a background in forest management to understand the concepts that are presented. People who are working in the industry and understand many of the operational controls will benefit by seeing the broader framework under which forests in Alberta are managed.

Learning Objectives

Participants who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  1. Understand why we log and how important forestry is to our economy
  2. Describe what forest stewardship is all about
  3. Recognize that the forest industry is sustainable and fits in well with natural cycles
  4. Understand that logging is highly controlled and reforestation is mandatory
  5. Describe the controls and processes in place to ensure forests and timber resources remain sustainable
  6. Recognize the outcomes of good forest stewardship and be more informed spokespersons for the industry

Woodland Historical Resources

This course will appeal to a broad range of people at all education levels.  The course goal is to increase awareness and understand the importance of historic sites in Alberta, with the aim of having forest workers identify and protect new and existing sites.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  1. Define the various types of historical resources and the importance of protecting significant examples of these sites
  2. Review relevant legislation, regulation, and policy
  3. Describe how historical resource management is integrated with forest management
  4. Recognize how technologies are used to improve historical resource management

 Woodland Plant Identification

This course will introduce you to plants and how they grow. You will go from looking at the forest and just seeing a bunch of green plants to looking at the forest and picking out an aspen or a spruce tree, bracted honeysuckle
or a red osier dogwood.
Learning to identify specific plants is an important part of any Forestry Program, and the best way to do this is to create your own plant collection. The collection process is a
very effective way to learn which plants are which. The book that you will be using is an excellent reference for this, and most students end up also using it while they work as a Forestry Professional. If you truly have an interest in Forestry, you are sure to enjoy learning about plants.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  1. Understand how to identify a plant
  2. Describe the biological processes of plant growth
  3. Determine how a plant relates to the ecosystem we live in
  4. Make a collection of common plant types from a variety of regions

Once you’ve successfully completed each course and exam you will be awarded a WOLF Certificate of completion. This certificate can be added to your resume and/or job application and shows great initiative when seeking employment or higher education. We hope that you enjoy these free online courses and only ask that you provide some feedback. We will use your comments and suggestions to make improvements to this and future offerings. Thanks in advance.

Free Registration:

Please click HERE to pick your courses and request an invitation to register.