Fish and Fish Habitat

Help fish continue their upstream battle! Learn the legislative and logistic challenges of protecting fish and fish habitats in this exciting course.

In this, the eighth course of the Environmental Monitoring Certificate, experienced environmental experts will guide students through key hydrology concepts and common monitoring techniques used for aquatic ecosystems. Students will also learn the fundamentals of working in and around fish habitat. Key fish species and their life cycles will also be covered.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn the basics of hydrology.
  • Recognize stream orders and characteristics.
  • Distinguish between qualitative vs. quantitative data collection.
  • Learn about fish salvage using backpack electrofishers.
  • Understand stream discharge.
  • Know the importance of fish and fish Habitat, and how to protect it.
  • Recognize Western Canadian fish species.
  • Understand the components of fish habitat.
  • Learn how to use field sampling cards.
Jason Yarmish

Jason Yarmish, BSC, RPBio.

Jason Yarmish is a Professional Biologist with over 18 years of experience working throughout western Canada. Jason completed his BSc in Natural Resource Management as a Fisheries major in 2001.

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Ian Riemenschneider

Ian Riemenschneider Fisheries Biologist

Ian is currently the Project Manager for the Terrace Salmonid Enhancement Society. He manages the Kitsumkalum River Chinook Salmon Project at Deep Creek Hatchery in Terrace, BC.

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Eric Vogt

Eric Vogt Fisheries Biologist

Eric Vogt has been involved in fisheries research and consulting since completing his bachelor of science degree at UBC in 2010. He is currently a graduate student at UNBC and is studying the behaviours of coastal cutthroat trout in the Kitimat River.

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