Williams Lake Campus
Continuing Studies: Forestry
Thompson Rivers University's Continuing Studies Department has many forestry courses for both the public and contract offerings. We offer a variety of courses that are designed for the job seeker or for general interest purposes. If you have an interest in a particular forestry area, but do not see it currently offered, please let us know at 250-392-8010.
This workshop will explore the causes and circumstances that cause bear and cougar attacks and best approaches to avoid them. Proper use of bear spray repellents will be discussed along with bear behavior; bear avoidance; bear encounters, and encounter survival strategy. Additional topics covered are cougar identification, biology, habitat and behavior; cougar encounters; and encounter survival strategy.
This 3-day certified course is Level 1 - Chainsaw Basics. It covers instruction in personal and worksite safety; hazard assessment and control; chainsaw inspection and maintenance; chainsaw handling and operations; and safe limbing and bucking practices. There will be a written examination and an industry standard training certificate will be issued upon successful completion. Hard hats, reflective vests, safety glasses and chainsaws supplied.
Requirements: Suggested minimum age 16 years. All students are required to have appropriate clothing for work, steel toed boots and work gloves.
Students must be able to provide their own transportation to the practicum training site, which may be up to 1.5 hours traveling on dirt road.
Contact Continuing Studies at 250-392-8010 or email email@example.com to have your name placed on an interest list for upcoming course information.