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


      • Course delivery is available in a classroom setting (at your location) or online. To arrange a classroom delivery send your request to wolfinfo@northernlakescollege

      The Woodland Operations Learning Foundation (WOLF) has partnered with Northern Lakes College (NLC) to deliver outstanding courses to meet your needs. The Northern Lakes College user- friendly, online learning system allows you to upgrade your skills and get the credentials you need. Any time that works for you and Anywhere you have internet access.

      For a limited time, WOLF Environmental Courses are being offered for the special price of $44 (+gst), THANKS to the support of the Forest Resource Improvement Association of Alberta (FRIAA).  This offer is only available to Alberta residents.

      WOLF Environmental Courses regular price: $220 (+gst)/course  (Discount Price: $44 (+gst)/course for Alberta residents)

      WOLF Operational and Business Courses are available for $220 (+gst)/course

    Please click HERE to register for the online course

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