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Wildlife Danger Tree – Parks & Recreation Module

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Wildlife Danger Tree – Parks & Recreation Module

October 7, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT

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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until October 8, 2019

Course Description

The Parks Branch of the Ministry of Environment in cooperation with the Wildlife Tree Committee has undertaken a modification of the existing Wildlife/Danger Tree Assessment Course for forestry operations. This course is developed and designed specifically for parks, recreations sites, and other municipal settings where there may be exposure to potentially dangerous trees. Participants will learn how to identify wildlife and dangerous trees, and determine steps necessary to enhance worker/public safety and habitat protection when operating around wildlife/dangerous trees. This 2-day course combines both classroom sessions and field practice in a local park or municipal setting. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to identify potential habitat, determine which trees are safe and dangerous in various settings, determine if dangerous trees should be removed or modified, and establish hazard zones. This certification is recognized by Worksafe BC.

Course Details

Location: Whistler, BC
Instructors: Dean McGeough
Date: Mon Oct 7, 2019 – Tue Oct 8, 2019, 8AM-4PM
Rate: Full Course Rate $455.00, Recertification Rate $410.00
Registration open: Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:00AM – Mon Oct 7, 2019 12:00AM
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Course Type: Open to All Adults


Participants must have the following minimum course pre-requisites: • Three or more years of practical field experience in the area of forestry, resource management, parks management, wildland fire protection, arboriculture, or a related field; • Grade 10 equivalency in reading, writing and arithmetic skills (including the ability to calculate percentages); • Ability to identify tree species native to BC; and • Proven forestry measurement skills (including ability to determine tree diameter, height, lean, stem cross-section, and skill in distance measuring).
**Wildlife dangerous tree assessor certificates are valid for a 4 year period. To continue working as an assessor the certificate must be renewed no later than the expiry date printed on the card and letter**

Required Materials:

1. Hard hat
2. High visibility vest
3. 6-ring binder field book
4. Outdoor appropriate clothes and foot wear
5.Probing Tool
6. Valid original identification must be presented upon sign-in at a Wildlife Dangerous Tree Assessor Certificate Program. Ideally, 1 piece of Primary Identification, otherwise, 2 pieces of Secondary Identification will be required.
Items to Bring if Owned: Increment borer, clinometer, binoculars, diameter tape