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ENRT-165 - Field Surveys II - 5.00 Credits

ENRT-165 - Field Surveys II - 5.00 Credits

Course Details
This course is a continuation of Field Surveys I and will provide the student with a basic understanding of sampling methods used in the management of natural resources. Knowledge and use of such methods as fixed area, line transect and variable plot sampling will be developed, with an emphasis on industry standard note taking procedure and accuracy. This course will also incorporate basic algebra, geometry and trigonometry as it applies to the use of maps, orthophotos, satellite imagery and aerial photographs. Statistical analysis of data will also be included.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Environmental Resource Technician Certificate - Year 1 Spring
  • Course offered:
  • Spring 2024 (January - April)
  • Spring 2025 (January - April)
  • Prerequisites : ENRT 160, MATH 140,
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Master's degree in a related field. Bachelor's degree in a related field with experience will be considered.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 75
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • define sampling methods such as fixed area, line transect, variable plot, etc;

  • measure and sample various resources for quality and quantity;

  • interpret maps, orthophotos and aerial photographs for safe and effective field navigation;

  • operate a global positioning system for safe and effective field navigation;

  • collect point, line and area data using a GPS receiver;

  • locate iron pins, monuments and other landmarks to establish control or tie points;

  • select map and aerial photograph control points for specific field work;

  • define displacement and distortion of aerial photograph imagery;

  • triangulate position using maps and aerial photographs;

  • interpret topographic maps and aerial photographs to plan field work and access/travel route;

  • operate a stereoscope to develop 3D imagery using a stereo pair of aerial photographs;

  • stratify vegetation types on black and white or colour aerial photographs; and

  • utilize Excel for processing field survey data.
  • Text and Materials: LeMay, V.M. and Marshall, P.L. Forest Mensuration. Current edition. Vancouver, B.C. University of British Columbia.
    Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: Transfer credit for this course is under development. For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information:
    Current Course Offerings:
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    F9:00AM - 12:00PM08 Jan 202419 Apr 2024
    F1:00PM - 3:00PM  
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    F9:00AM - 12:00PM06 Jan 202517 Apr 2025
    F1:00PM - 3:00PM