Renewable Resource Management

Restore the face of our planet

Have you always admired the outdoors, hoping to someday do your part to protect Canada’s natural beauty? If so, our Renewable Resource Management program will get you on the fast track to a rewarding career. This intensive, two-year diploma, developed during nearly four decades of experience,   will give you the know-how on nature, helping to prepare you for this exciting field. You’ll learn about various topics including zoology and botany, statistics, aerial photography interpretation and geographic information systems (GIS). You can be guaranteed of a vital career where your knowledge will improve the environment and make a difference.

Renewable Resource Management is right for you if you:

  • are able to critically analyze information and make logical, timely decisions
  • can communicate effectively in writing and in person
  • are adaptable, persistent and tactful
  • are comfortable working independently and in team settings.

Rejuvenate your life

Our extensive field exercises will put you in the thick of the action, where you’ll assess fish populations through gill netting, use telemetry to monitor the movements of wildlife, learn how to interpret grazing patterns, along with so much more. We’ll give you all the tools you need to create a sustainable future.

Renewable Resource Management: At-a-Glance
2 Years
Diploma in Renewable Resource Management
University of Lethbridge, University of Alberta, University of Northern British Columbia, Athabasca University, NAIT, Griffith University (Australia)

Our intensive blend of theory and hands-on practice gives you a comprehensive grounding in fields ranging from zoology and plant taxonomy to statistics, aerial photography interpretation and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). You’ll understand the application of science and be ready to demonstrate your abilities through extensive fieldwork each term. In the field studies, you’ll assess fish populations by gill netting, use telemetry to measure wildlife movements, use GIS to interpret grazing patterns and learn how to apply forest silvicultural practices, among other things.

Environmental Sciences students have access to our Hubbard Collection, one of the largest of its kind in Western Canada, on campus and online.

Renewable Resource Management - Cost Estimate
2015-16 Academic YearTuitionFeesBooks & Supplies*
Year 1$3,442$1,085$2,000
Year 2$5,250$1,325$900
* International students pay a differential tuition fee but all other costs are the same as those charged domestic students, see detailed costs.
* Costs for supplies may vary considerably depending on what students already have or where they purchased their supplies; cost provided is on the moderately high end.

Contact Us

Program Office:
• 403.382.6991
Office of the Chair:
• 403.320.3232
Office of the Dean:
• 403.317.3597

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