The Water Management and Wetland Restoration Training Course, 2015-16

Final Report: The Water Management and Wetland Restoration Training Course, 2015-16

Goals and Objectives

This project encompasses a 4 day course in the classroom and in the field visiting and studying drained and undrained wetlands throughout Eastern Ontario. Its purpose is to teach the basic principles of water conservation and wetland restoration through case studies, field exercises and group work.

The goal of this project is to:

  • Create (and defend the need for) clear, measurable goals and objectives for simple wetland restoration projects

Benefits to Waterfowl, Wetland-Associated Species, and/or Other Wildlife

This project will increase waterfowl conservation support among various constituencies to at least the levels experienced during the last two decades.

By enhancing knowledge and training, those who are currently, or will be involved in wetland restoration projects and involved in work and decision making around wetlands or wetland restoration will be able to use the knowledge to restore wetland function and positively influence landowners and the community.

Relevance to Habitat Planning, Decision Making and/or Management

The collaborative nature of the development of the course materials ensures a well balanced approach to the management of wetland restoration within the framework of existing policies and guidelines in practice in the Province of Ontario. Various types of restorations in a range of management situations are examined throughout the course. At each site, and on the road, exercises to challenge participants and encourage a learning atmosphere are undertaken.

Project Location

Location (Municipality / town / city):Eastern Ontario

Project Contact

For more information on this project, please contact Chris Critoph, Manager of Environmental Services, Cornwall, ON.