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Wildlife Danger Tree – Forest Harvest & Silviculture Module

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Wildlife Danger Tree – Forest Harvest & Silviculture Module

October 10, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT

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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until October 10, 2019

Course Description

This 2-day classroom and field course trains participants to identify wildlife dangerous trees and assess steps necessary to ensure worker safety and habitat protection when operating around wildlife/dangerous trees. 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 no-work zones. This process is applicable to all work activities in forested settings including harvesting (especially relevant to partial cutting where various group retention, shelterwood or individual tree retention systems are employed), silviculture, and roads. This certification is recognized by Worksafe BC.

Course Details

Location: Whistler, BC
Instructors: Dean McGeough
Date: Wed  Oct 9, 2019 – Thu  Oct 10, 2019, 8AM-4PM
Rate: Full Course Rate $455.00, Recertification Rate $410.00
Registration open: Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:00AM – Weds Oct 9, 2019 12:00AM
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Course Type: Open to All Adults


Participants must must have the following pre-requisites for all courses • 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