Guns or Bear Spray – Which is Safer?

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Guns or Bear Spray - Which is Safer?
Spray – Don’t shoot! Bear Spray is More Effective than Firearms Alright, picture this… you’re out trekking through the forest somewhere in Northern B.C. You stoop down to take a water sample from a near-by stream, and suddenly hear crashing branches in the woods making their way towards you! You can see a big black bear is coming your way ... Read More

Types of Erosion

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Types of Erosion
Get a Grip on Erosion! Did you know that if you can control erosion than you can control sediment!? But before you go power-mad with sediment control methods, you need to consider the 5 different types of erosion. These 5 types include: Rain drop/ splash Sheet Rail Gully Stream-channel Raindrop Erosion I know what you’re thinking – “Rain drop erosion? ... Read More

Steps to Get a Natural Resource Project Approved

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Steps to get a natural resource project approved
Grab Frodo! – Get Started on the Epic Journey Towards Natural Resource Project Approval! It can take a loooong time to achieve a natural resource project approval! Which is actually a good thing because it shows that there are many steps taken into consideration and evaluated to ensure that a project is safe and sustainable for the natural resources involved. ... Read More

Top Companies to Work for in the North as an Environmental Monitor

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Top Companies to Work for as an environmental monitor

Get to work! What do Canfor, West Fraser, Spectra Energy, and BC Hydro all have in common? They want you & your phenomenal Environmental Monitoring skills! Not only are these awesome companies to work for (hello benefits!), but they are all currently planning and carrying out projects in Central and Northern B.C. Currently, there are dozens of large-scale companies working on … Read More

Career Potential as an Environmental Monitor

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What would a career be like as an environmental monitor?

Why would I be an Environmental Monitor? Two words: CAREER POTENTIAL If you read our previous blog, you would probably already know what an Environmental Monitor does, but if not, let me sum it up for you. Environmental Monitors are advocates for the environment that are able to minimize negative environmental impacts associated with industrial activities. This is pretty awesome in itself, … Read More

How UNBC CS is helping to keep the north green

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Turn over a new leaf with UNBC Continuing Studies Okay, so it has basically become common knowledge that UNBC is Canada’s Green University, and we are darn proud of it! But, what you may not know is that UNBC’s very own Continuing Studies department is also spreading environmental awareness and sustainability through their new online programming. Not only does UNBC … Read More

Current projects in Northern B.C. that require Environmental Monitors

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Environmental Monitoring Projects

Grab Opportunity by the…PROJECTS! Unless you have been living under a rock for the past few years, I’m sure you’ve noticed that over the next couple of decades there are dozens of major industrial projects planned throughout Northern B.C. Not only will these industrial planned projects jack up the cash in our provincial economy, create a name for the north … Read More

The Importance of Environmental Education in the North

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The Importance of Environmental Education - UNBC Continuing Studies

Talk about sustainability! UNBC is great, but what’s even more awesome is the fact that it is located in one of the world’s most breath-taking natural northern environments. Not only is Prince George a major destination for education and tourism, but is also situated in the midst of one of Canada’s major centers in the resource sector, offering the world … Read More

The Importance of Environmental Monitoring

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The importance of environmental monitoring

Question: What is so important about environmental monitoring? Answer: Pretty much everything. Environmental monitoring is one of the most vital roles involved in environmental responsibility and sustainability. I know you’re probably thinking – Ok, that’s cool BUT what does an Environmental Monitor do? Well let me tell you – they are basically environmental superheroes. Environmental Monitors are advocates for the … Read More