This program trains individuals to work as natural environment technicians, notably with relation to the development and rational use of resources as well as development, interpretation, information, education, protection, surveillance, restoration and conservation as it relates to the natural environment. The natural environment is here defined as including land, aquatic and wetland ecosystems within a specific territory as well as any and all resources related to water, soil, flora and fauna.
The work of Wildlife Management technicians relates to the operations and management of terrestrial, avian and aquatic wildlife. They are called upon to take inventory of the populations and inhabitants of different environments; help produce plans targeting wildlife conservation, development and enhancement; perform wildlife resource and habitat development activities; follow-up on resource exploitation; create projects; collaborate in research activities; manage projects and educate users of the territories.
With a view to ensuring sustainable development, integrated territorial management must take into consideration the integrity of ecosystems, of the territory, of resources and of the territory’s different users. Part of a wildlife management technician’s job therefore involves measuring the impact that the exploitation of other territory resources will have on wildlife. Since data is no longer limited to that which concerns wildlife, these technicians must also produce multi-resource development plans.
In addition to Wildlife Management, there are three other specializations described on the previous or following pages: Specialization A, Forest Resource Management; Specialization C, Heritage Management and Specialization D, Environment Protection.