Forestry Training Course Goal

This course is designed for anyone working in the resource development industries and is especially applicable to those who work in the woods and depend on healthy forests for their livelihood.

Learning Objectives

Participants who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  • Describe the forest health issues that affect the well-being of our forests, including:
    • the role of insects and diseases as a part of the natural forest ecosystem
    • the consequences of poor forest health on the forest industry
    • the impact of invasive plants
    • the various ways that insects, diseases, and weeds are spread through the forest
    • the risk factors contributing to windthrow
  • Recognize and be able to categorize major insect and disease pests of concern to Alberta, including:
    • Mountain Pine Beetle
    • Spruce Beetle
    • Spruce Budworm
    • Lodgepole Pine Dwarf Mistletoe
    • Warren Root Collar Weevil
    • Lodgepole Terminal Weevil
    • White Pine Weevil


            • Due to Covid-19, face-to-face course deliveries are not currently available, however, this course can be delivered online (to groups) with a live instructor. The narrated online version is currently under revision. To arrange a “live online” delivery please send your request to¬†or contact the WOLF office at 1-866-293-WOLF (9653)

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