Restoration Workshop in the Cowichan Valley

Restoration Workshop in the Cowichan Valley

 

Soil bioengineering is an applied science that uses live plant materials to perform an engineering  function such as slope stabilization, soil erosion control, or seepage control. This two-day course will  focus on soil bioengineering techniques and options involved in restoration and reclamation of  damaged ecosystems using a combination of structural materials, vegetative cuttings and other  specialized methods. 

The focus for the course is to learn and refine skills in the field of Ecological Restoration. By renewing and restoring degraded, damaged, or destroyed ecosystems and habitats in the environment we will work as a group to learn  the skills and transfer them into key techniques out in the field.

 

Where?

Day 1 online, using Zoom, focusing on theory (3-6pm) *sounds long but Dave’s presentation is very engaging and there will be a break midway through!*

Day 2 will be spent in the field (location tbd) (9-3pm)

ALL AGES. minors 16 and under must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

This is a 1.5 day workshop to learn and refine skills in the field of Ecological Restoration. By renewing and restoring degraded, damaged, or destroyed ecosystems and habitats in the environment we will work as a group to learn the skills and transfer them into key techniques out in the field.

The goal is to bring together people who are already working in the field of restoration or are excited to learn more about it. No experience is necessary for this course.

The first day will be spent on Zoom setting the context. The second day we will travel to a field site (likely Stoltz Bluffs – but TBD) and take part in learning some key bioengineering techniques to enhance the success of restoration projects.

Our teacher, David Polster, is a plant ecologist with over 35 years of experience in vegetation studies, reclamation and invasive species management. He graduated from the University of Victoria with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in 1975 and a Master of Science degree in 1977. He has developed a wide variety of reclamation techniques for mines, industrial developments and steep/unstable slopes as well as techniques for the re-establishment of riparian and aquatic habitats. He has authored numerous papers and teaches graduate level courses on these topics.

 

Cost: $89 per person (includes Dave’s restoration workbook)

 

TO REGISTER: email us at info@cowichanestuary.ca or Restoration Workshop in Cowichan Valley Tickets, Thu, 1 Apr 2021 at 1:00 PM | Eventbrite

 

 

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