The role of the Environmental Monitor varies and is a diverse role from Policy in the office to boots on the ground, in this program you learn all aspects of Environmental Monitoring with the inclusion of western science and traditional knowledge.
· Environmental Monitors are boots on the ground for Resource development projects in Compliance Monitoring, avoidance and mitigation of permit conditions, and protection of sacred sites
· Map and Collect baseline data, interview and record Elders for Traditional Ecological Knowledge Studies
· Land-based educators incorporate monitoring into your programs
· Land Managers and Consultation Managers
· Land Stewards and land guardians
The BEAHR Environmental Monitor Program is a community-based culturally relevant and nationally recognized training program. Students learn to incorporate western science and traditional ecological knowledge into environmental monitoring. Graduates can assist in reducing environmental impacts with a sustainable approach to improving the quality of the environment in and around their community. They are qualified to collect baseline environmental data during any phase of a project and any human or industry developments. Graduates will obtain a nationally recognized Environmental Monitor certificate with ECOCanada’s seal.
ECOCanada – BEAHR Environmental Curriculum
The BEAHR Environmental Monitor curriculum is set up into modules. There are five (5) core modules that must be completed for any of the BEAHR Environmental Monitor Programs.
The 7-week BEAHR Environmental Monitor Program consists of 3-weeks core modules plus 2 weeks of Regulatory Specialization and 1 week of research.
· Become familiar with the use of all field equipment, legal daily field journaling, and how to do all aspects of environmental monitoring.
· Learn environmental legislation to work on a variety of monitoring projects and addressing environmental issues, mitigation measures and understand how it drives the environmental approval process in Canada. Along with a variety of case studies, students will work on current issues in Canada.
· Learn how to utilize and create Inclusion of United Nations Declaration of the Rights Indigenous Peoples – UNDRIP in your work and reports.
· Identify and predict environmental concerns
· Environmental effects monitoring involves looking at the phases of development activities and look at potential impact pathways associated with each phase. This section also covers the protocols for compliance monitoring and auditing.
· Learn to complete reporting of environmental effects and observation on any phase of a project including proposed projects which may involve more complex environmental field reports.
· Learn to provide meaningful research information to leadership to assist with Environmental Policy development
We will ensure students have the opportunity to work alongside knowledge holders and scientists as they learn to braid both Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Western Science approaches in environmental monitoring.