This course introduces boreal forest ecology.  It then describes how natural and human-caused disturbance affects boreal ecology. The course connects habitat to the species present. The concepts of natural, current and future ranges of variation will be explained and finally all the pieces will be brought together and you will learn about a key method in planning for healthy landscapes.


Foresters, Forest Technologists, Biologists, and anyone involved or interested in planning or operations on forested land in Alberta should attend this course to stay current with the latest techniques for sustaining healthy Boreal landscapes.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the origins of the boreal forest
  2. Describe the various disturbance regimes responsible for diversity in the boreal forest
  3. List examples of boreal species and their habitat requirements
  4. Recognize techniques designed to lessen the impact of human activity on the landscape


      • This course is available in a narrated online version (link below), however, it can be delivered online (to groups) with a live instructor. To arrange a “live online” delivery please send your request to or contact the WOLF office at 1-866-293-WOLF (9653)


        • Cost of the online narrated course is $99 (+GST)

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