By: The Working Forest Staff
Forests Ontario and the Canadian Institute of Forestry have entered into an agreement with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry to deliver the Ontario Tree Marking Courses, managing all aspects of the Level 1, Level 2, and Refresher Courses.
Following is information on the Level 1, Level 2 and Refresher Courses that will be available this year:
A Level 1 Tree Marking Course will be held from September 10 – 14, 2018 in Huntsville, ON. There is a maximum registration of 24 participants. This course will provide training sufficient to allow people to function in a tree marking crew under the supervision of a more experienced person, and for successful candidates, following a Field Evaluation Audit, can lead to the issuance of a Level 1 Tree Marking Course Certificate.
We do have spaces available but those interested should register as soon as possible for consideration. For those with limited forest management or tree marking experience to date, a series of Tree Marker eLearning Modules have been prepared which serve as a primer to help potential students meet the learning objectives of the Level 1 Tree Marking Course. We strongly recommend working through the series of free e-learning modules that are available on the Tree Marking Program website – https://treemarking.com/e-learning-modules/, and if after completing those modules the candidate feels comfortable with the material, they are encouraged to enroll for the Level 1 course.
The Level 1 course and exam cost is $2,500 which includes 4 days of class and field instruction and a series of written and field exams on the 5th day. All manuals and other course materials, as well as refreshments and lunch on each day of the course, are provided. Students are responsible for other meals and for their own accommodations.
A single 1.5-day Refresher Course will be offered on October 2 and 3 in the Mattawa area. Both Level 1 and Level 2 Certificates expire after 5 years and renewal through a Refresher Course is required prior to that time in order to maintain the qualification.
This course will be held at The Canadian Ecology Centre, 6905 Hwy 17, PO Box 430 Mattawa, ON, P0H 1V0. The Refresher course and exam cost are $500 which includes 1.5 days of class and field instruction as well as a field and written exam. A Level 2 Auditors Course will be offered on June 5, 6 and 7 in Mattawa at the Canadian Ecology Centre, 6905 Hwy 17, PO Box 430 Mattawa, ON, P0H 1V0.
This course will be held subject to a minimum registration level being reached. We do have spaces available but those interested should register as soon as possible for consideration. Successful completion of this course will allow participants to function as tree marking auditors. All manuals and other course materials, as well as refreshments and lunch on each day of the course, are provided. Students are responsible for other meals and for their own accommodations. If any of your staff or partners require either the Level 1, Level 2 or a Refresher Course, please make them aware of this opportunity, and urge them to register through the Ministry’s “Learning Compass” platform. Anyone wishing to take one of these courses can register online at https://learningcompass.learnflex.net.
For any additional information regarding course structure, please contact: Al Corlett, Forests Ontario: [email protected] – 647-880-7906 For additional information regarding registration or payment, please contact: Kerry Spencer, Canadian Institute of Forestry: [email protected] – 1-705-744-1715 x 609 Dana Collins Rob Keen Executive Director CEO Canadian Institute of Forestry Forests Ontario.