Objectifs du programme
The aim of the Natural Environment Technology program is to prepare students to practise the occupation of natural environment technician mainly in the fields of land use planning; rational natural resource use and development; and interpretation, information, education, protection, monitoring, restoration and conservation of the natural environment. In this program of study, the term “natural environment” includes terrestrial, aquatic and wetland ecosystems and the resources derived from water, air, soil, vegetation and wildlife.
The work of a natural environment technician is performed with a view to sustainable development. This is best achieved through the integrated management of an area’s diverse natural components. Such an approach takes into account the many different functions, resources and users of the area concerned, along with the criteria for sustainable development, when selecting scenarios for its development. To do this, natural environment technicians must broaden their field of investigation, work in partnership, gather a variety of data and master the techniques required to manage the area’s resources and habitats.
Specialization A: Forest Resource Management
Forest resource management technicians collaborate in forest resource development and perform various tasks relating to the management, planning, conservation, research and sustainable use of forest resources. They are called on to participate in preparing management plans and reports, coordinating and controlling silvicultural work, planning timber harvesting and transportation, planning infrastructure construction and maintenance work, carrying out forest and environmental inventories, supervising the production of plans for forest resource use, participating in forestry research, mapping forests and helping to protect forests.
Durée de la formation
|A - Forest Resource Management
Total length of training includes general training that is common to all programs for 420 hours, general training for this program for 150 hours as well as complementary general training courses for 90 hours.
Duration of training consists of theory and lab work for courses; personal time that the student invests is excluded.