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Wildlife Danger Tree – Parks & Recreation

March 6 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm PST

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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until March 7, 2019

The UNBC Wildlife Danger Tree Assessor Certificate Program consists of three modules that provide specialized training in proper assessment and procedures for resolving wildlife danger trees in specific forestry and industry-related operations: Forest Harvesting & Silviculture Module, Wildland Fire Safety Module, Parks & Recreation Module.

This 2 day Course scheduled for March 6-7 is the Parks & Recreation module.

Date: March 6-7
Time: 8AM-4AM
Course size: 10-14 ppl
Price: First time Student: $455, Re-certification: $410
Instructor: Dean McGeough
Location: Whistler First Aid, Unit 203-1420 Alpha Lake Road, Whistler, BC V0N 1B1
Registration: Those wishing to take the course for the first time or to re-certify register the same way online.
*Note: Should minimum registration numbers not be met by February 24 the course we be cancelled and rescheduled for later in 2019. Sign up soon to secure your place.

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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.

Important Certificate Information: Wildlife/danger 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.

Prerequisites*: Candidates must have the following minimum course pre-requisites:

  1. 3 or more years experience working in the fields of forestry operations, habitat biology, parks management, arboriculture, transportation safety management, occupational health and safety, or wildland fire suppression
  2. Grade 10 equivalency skills (reading, writing, basic arithmetic)
  3. Ability to calculate percentages
  4. Knowledge of native tree species identification

*It is advised that the pre-requisites are observed as the certificate is contingent on the participant passing the course exam.

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

Items to Bring if Owned: Increment borer, clinometer, binoculars, diameter tape. Valid original Identification must be presented upon sign-in at a Wildlife Danger Tree Assessor’s Course. Ideally, 1 piece of Primary Identification, otherwise, 2 pieces of Secondary Identification will be required.