Free Professional Development Resources

Forestry Resources and Provider
 
  Forestry Resources Provider/s
A:  A best practices guide for generating forest inventory attributes from airborne laser scanning data using an area-based approach Canadian Forestry Service 
  A Practical Guide to MFLNRO Timber Measurement Processes Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development 
B:  Burn Severity and Forest Resiliency  Brent Murray, MSc., candidate UOW
  Biogeoclimatic Mapping and Land Management Handbooks: Updated   Ministry of Forests, Land, Natural Resource Operations, and Rural Development 
C: Climate Change: The Science E-Course  UBC, Hosted by edX 
  Community Forest Indicators 2020  BC Community Forest Association 
D:
Danger Tree Assessment (video)  SAFER.ca 
  Dangerous Tree Management in Preparation for Silviculture Activities  Wildlife Tree Committee of British Columbia 
  Digging into Canadian Soils: An Introduction to Soil Science   by the Canadian Society of Soil Science, University of Saskatchewan 
  Data Science for Environmental Modelling and Renewables  University of Glasglow through FutureLearn 
E: E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia  UBC Geography Dept. 
F:
Forest Legislation and Policy  ABCFP 
  Forestry Handbook for British Columbia (5th ed.), Free E-Book  UBC Faculty of Forestry 
G:
Guiding Principles to Wetland Stewardship and Forest Management   Forest Management Wetland Stewardship Initiative 
I:
Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction: Thoughts on Living With Fire in Canada's Forests  Martin E. Alexander, RPF, PhD 
  Landscape Ecology   ETH Zurich through edX 
N:  Nicole Masters Regenerate 2018 - Talking Soil: The Planetary Gut System  Quivira Coalition, YouTube 
O:  Opportunities and Challenges in Managing for Forest Resilience   Dr. Phil Burton, UNBC Natural Resources and Environmental Studies Institute 
P:
Precommercial Thinning Increases Spruce Yields in Boreal Mixedwoods in Alberta, Canada  MDPI 
R:  Reforestation in the Dry Interior Douglas-Fir Subzone Archived Webinar   Forest Practices Board 
S: Small Streams and Big Dreams: Watershed Management Challenges and Opportunities  with Dr. John Rex, Hydrologist, BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, UNBC Natural Resource and Environmental Studies Institute 
  State of Canada's Forest Report - 2017  Natural Resources Canada 
T:
Tree, Insects and Diseases of Canada’s Forests Practice Area  Natural Resources Canada 
U:
Urban Forestry instructional videos - Cecil Konijnendijk  Cecil Konijnendijk, UBC Urban Forestry, YouTube
W: Wildland Fire Safety Module Field Cards  Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development - Wildfire Service and WorksafeBC 
  Wildlife/Danger Tree Assessor's Course Workbook: Park and Recreation Sites Course Module  Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development - Wildfire Service, BC Parks, and WorksafeBC 
  Wildlife/Danger Tree Assessor's Course Workbook: Wildland Fire Safety Course Module   Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development - Wildfire Service and WorksafeBC 
  Wildlife/Dangerous Tree Awareness: A Safety Guide for Logging Operations  Wildlife Tree Committee of British Columbia 
  Wildfire: States of Emergency  October 15, 2018, podcast on wildfire research, fire risk identification and mitigation, and wildfire policy, UBC Faculty of Forestry 
  Working Towards Better Answers: A Workshop for Timber Cruising Measurement in British Columbia  Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development 
Y: You Cannot Love Softwoods and Hate Hardwoods … and Other Thoughts About Silvicultural Racism by a Flaming Moosologist  with Dr. Roy Rea, UNBC Natural Resource and Environmental Studies Institute 


Professional Practice Courses and Provider

  Professional Practice Courses    Provider/s
C:
Climate Adaptation Competency Framework  Adaptation Learning Network 
  Climate Change Adaptation E-Courses Portal  Adaptation Learning Network 
  Climate Insights 101  
  • Pacific Institute for Climate Change Solutions (PICS)
  • Simon Fraser University (SFU)
  • University of British Columbia (UBC)
  • University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC)
  • University of Victoria (UVic) 
E: Environmental Challenges: Rights and Values in Ecosystem Services
University of Leeds 
F:
Forest Governance, Public Relations and Community Development  UBC International Forestry 
I:
Introduction to GPS 
  • Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
  • University  of Georgia, US
S:
Silviculture Survey Online Training Modules  BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development 
  Soils: Introducing the World Beneath Our Feet  Lancaster University 
  Sustainable Forest Management in a Changing World  UBC International Forestry 
W:
What's New in Silviculture Surveys 2018  PDF