The course will provide students with experience in field methods used by wildlife biologists to study mammal, bird, reptile, and amphiban populations. Students will learn common techiniques of wildlife capture, marking and monitoring, and will practice proper handling, and releasing methods of wild animals. Students will also examine the ethical and humane considerations that are involved in wildlife research. Students will also recognize species and identify them to their family and order through the examination of their skills and physical attributes. Students will understand each species' habitat requirements and preferences and gain knowledge of the laws, regulations and management strategies that maintain and enhance the health and diversity of British Columbia wildlife.
English 11 or Equivalent