BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

ENRT-266 - Environmental Assessment Surveys - 3.00 Credits

ENRT-266 - Environmental Assessment Surveys - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
Both the provincial and federal governments have requirements where certain resource developments proposals undergo an Environmental Assessment (EA) before they can proceed. This course will introduce students to the process of these EAs. Topics include the players involved in the EA process, legislation and guidelines established by BC and the federal government, steps to conducting an EA, the various tools and methodologies used to gather, analyze, and interpret data, and monitoring techniques. Encompassing and integrating the recent reform to the federal EA process and the proposed changes to the provincial EA process as proposed by First Nations and the public will be a core component of this course.
Part of the:
  • CAREER TRAINING (ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES) Department
  • Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Master's degree in a related field. Bachelor's degree in a related field with experience will be considered.
    Office Hours: 1.5 hours per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    Assignments: 50-70%
    Final: 30-50%
    Total: 100%
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:


    • acquire and interpret legal plans in order to identify and assess boundaries;

    • investigate and report various types of soil erosion; 

    • identify environmentally sensitive areas; 

    • recognize and report conditions that could result in environmental damage;

    • apply hazardous materials and environmental legislation and regulation;

    • apply scientific principles to the solution of technical problems;

    • monitor, measure and record data utilizing industry standard procedures;

    • survey and monitor soil and water quality and quantity; 

    • describe responsibility of various levels of government as they relate to natural resource management; and 

    • demonstrate understanding of First Nations' perspectives in the EA process at both Federal and Provincial levels, and recognize their role in the EA process and outcomes.

    Text and Materials:

    Environmental Assessment Office. (current ed.). Environmental assessment office user guide. Victoria, BC: EAO Government of British Columbia.


    Ministry of Justice. (current ed.). Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 1992, C. 37. Ottawa, ON: Department of Justice Canada.





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