Forestry Training Course Goal

Forest managers in Alberta apply wildlife conservation principles in all phases of harvest planning. The people who carry out those plans will benefit by knowing when specific practices are required, and why it makes a difference. Anyone who reads the Annual Operating Plan, or is given a forest harvest plan map and must operate according to the forest operating ground rules will benefit from this course.

Learning Objectives

Participants successfully completing the course will be able to:

  • Describe the tools used for commercial wildlife and game management today
  • Recognize the need to give special consideration to selected wildlife and plant species
  • Describe the benefits of ‘coarse filter’ and ‘fine filter’ management
  • Recognize that the goal is to be able to log without hindering species persistence and ecosystem function
  • Realize that biological diversity is needed for the industry to thrive
  • Observe how harvest patterns are applied to the landscape over time
  • Interpret how modern harvesting practices promote biodiversity
  • Describe why retention standards and debris management are prescribed


      • 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)

    Please click HERE to register for the online course

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