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Fish & Fish Habitat Inventory Methods (FFHIM) 5-Days

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Fish & Fish Habitat Inventory Methods (FFHIM) 5-Days

June 11 - June 15

This Fish & Fish Habitat Inventory Methods (FFHIM) course is delivered in Whistler by Vancouver Island University’s Natural Resources Extension Program, it is an intensive, ‘hands-on’ five-day practical review of standard North American fish and fish habitat inventory and assessment methods.  This applied program is largely field-based, where course participants will learn how to conduct comprehensive and quantitative fish and fish habitat inventory and assessment methods.

Objective

Upon successful completion, participants will be fully-qualified and able to conduct standard North American fish and fish habitat inventory and assessment procedures, including:

  • Manage an electrical field in an electrofishing operation
  • Operate an electrofishing unit to reduce potential injuries to crew, animals and the environment
  • Maximize electrofishing results through effective field strategy
  • Conduct a safe and effective electrofishing field session
  • Operate standard fish habitat and fish capture field equipment
  • Conduct standard fish habitat assessment measurement procedures
  • Identify and quantify fish habitat features and fish habitat requirements
  • Recognize fish habitat(s) use by fish species and life stage
  • Quantify fish habitat for a given fish species and life stage
  • Conduct standard fish habitat assessment data collection
  • Operate standard fish inventory equipment
  • Conduct quantitative fish inventory procedures (Catch-per-unit-of-effort, multi-pass removal, etc.)
  • Calculate fish population estimates using standard procedures
  • Conduct field hydrology procedures including flow metering
  • Identify and quantify fish habitat disturbance indicators

Class vs Field

(40 hours) Class: 1.5 days; Field: 3.5 days

Prerequisites

No perquisites exist for the five-day FFHIM course.

You Supply

  • Classroom supplies (includes clipboard, rulers, pen, paper, calculator),
  • Appropriate field gear, including chest waders and appropriate field wear.

Course Fee

Fee: $1,250

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