What better way to learn about forests than spending some quality time outdoors? In Forest Technology, field training is stressed over the 2 years of the program.
The first 5 weeks of Year 1 are spent at NAIT’s Kidney Lake camp, located about 50 km northwest of Whitecourt, AB. During camp, plenty of time will be spent in the field developing foundational skills in wildfire suppression, plant identification, forest ecology, and forest measurements.
The Kidney Lake camp has a number of modest cabins and permanent structures in which you'll sleep, eat and attend classes. You'll also have time to develop strong relationships with the people you’ll be working with during the program and throughout your career.
Year 2 field training primarily occurs in the Cache-Percotte forest, located adjacent to Hinton, AB. Here you'll continue your hands-on learning and further develop career focused skills essential to becoming a successful forest professional.
Field labs will emphasize real world activities associated with reforestation, operational planning, sustainable harvesting, and reclamation using the latest technology.
Other field labs in and around Edmonton are conducted throughout the two years of the program.