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Plant courses for the Biologist/Ecologist

For employers, please consider enrolling your staff in our excellent plant courses in order to upgrades their field identification skills quickly and accurately. Dave Jolly has designed and developed 8 field botany certification courses for practioners and professionals who are involved with natural heritage assessments, describing habitats of endangered or threatened species, environmental impact studies, renewable energy projects, municipal or class environmental assessments, ecological land classification, wetland evalutions, and botanical/vegetation surveys. He s very skilled and experienced with improving the field identification and inventory rates of professionals from a number of environmental consulting firms and Conservation Authorities within a short period of time to get them ready for field investigations. Please contact Dave for a list of employers who have benefited from his training.

The FBT plant coursesfor the Biologist/Ecologist are designed to increase your field knowledge of terrestrial, aquatic and wetland trees, shrubs, wildlflowers, grasses, sedges, rushes, ferns and club mosses within a short time period. You will learn how to rapidly field identify 20 - 30 families (Level 1), 18 - 52 genera (Level 2) and 80 - 120 (Level 3) species of vascular plants typically found within the 5 forest regions of Ontario and Canada. With this knowledge you will be able to participate in environmental impact studies, natural heritage assessments, floristic inventories and recommend compensation and mitigation measures.

Medicinal and edible plants courses a part of the FBT and FAT programs (Ethnobotany in Canada). You will learn how to identify and where to look as well as what part of the plant to extract for healing common ailments such as head aches, insomnia, depression, etc., during the Ethnobotany in Canada program.

The Ethnobotany in Canada program provides medicinal and edible plant courses, programs and projects are designed to provide practical exposure to medicinal or edible plants found in the tropical or temperate regions of the world from knowledge passed down through the generations by indigenous people. Most of the medicinal knowledge is from the Chocoi of Panama and Tharu people of the soupthern Terai region of Nepal. You are often aquainted with what they look like , where to find them and how to prepare tinctures, concoctions, herbal teas and remedies to help alleviate health ailments.