Course Goal

This course is designed to give solid reasons for being smart with our roads, especially where they cross streams. The outcome we are hoping for is that participants will be able to construct road crossings that are safe and environmentally effective. There are both environmental and economic reasons to pay attention to the details.

This course begins with a brief discussion of how water moves through the forest environment and how we protect the natural qualities through rules and legislation. Once a person has that background it is easier to see why erosion and sedimentation must be controlled. We are then able to look at ways to control erosion through selecting the right crossing locations and structures and installing them correctly.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course the participant will have an introductory knowledge of:

  • Forest hydrology
  • Fish habitat and water quality
  • Planning and approvals for roads
  • Erosion control during grader operation
  • Removing and reclaiming road structures


      • 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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