Environmental Monitoring Certificate

Environmental Monitoring Certificate

LNG, mining, forestry, and oil and gas operations, among others, depend upon environmental monitors to advocate for the environment and minimize impact. Acquire skills and knowledge for potential use in various industries with the Environmental Monitoring Certificate, a three-week in-class/in-field program that introduces participants to theoretical and practical components of baseline and construction phase environmental monitoring.

Environmental monitors are advocates for the environment by minimizing negative environmental impacts associated with industrial activities. This is accomplished using the ORCA model of Observing, Recording, Communicating and Archiving collected data, which is provided to project stakeholders in order to assure sustainable and responsible environmental practices are identified. The Environmental Monitoring Certificate will provide you with a basic understanding of the theoretical components of the baseline and construction phases of environmental monitoring.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Discover introductory information to environmental monitoring
  • Discover introductory information to environmental management
  • Examine sediment and erosion control
  • Explore administrative, health and safety, and reporting procedures
  • Conduct basic sampling of water quality and spill response
  • Conduct basic sampling for mapping and vegetation ecology
  • Examine wildlife, bird, and amphibian mitigation measures
  • Examine fish and fish habitat
  • Discover proper procedures for conducting construction in sensitive areas
  • Complete Bear Awareness and Safety course
  • Electrofishing certification
Instructor: Price:
Various locations
Dates may vary

Course Requirements

Field Days: ( The instructor will go over the schedule the first day and let you know what days you will be in the field) Must bring boots, rain gear, gloves and outdoor clothing. Please bring the following items if you have them: Safety glasses, visi-vest, hardhat and waders (these items will be loaned to you if you do not have them) Required classroom items: Notebook and pen. The minimum requirement for the Environmental Monitoring Certificate is Grade 12 reading, writing and comprehension, or with permission of instructor.

Course Prerequisites

This program targets those individuals looking for the skills and knowledge to obtain employment as environmental monitors on one of the many industrial projects and activities occurring throughout B.C.