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What are the specific objectives of the course?

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Upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to:

  1. Define karst and understand its importance
  2. Understand the different levels of karst inventories and how they relate to karst management
  3. Identify the management objectives and recommended best management practices for significant karst features
  4. Understand the management objectives and recommended best management practices for sinking and losing streams/sinking watercourses
  5. Understand how to apply the recommended best management practices based on the assessed vulnerability of the karst
  6. Apply recommended best management practices to road building
  7. Apply recommended best management practices to timber harvesting
  8. Apply recommended best management practices to post-harvest operations
  9. Understand the management objectives and recommended best management practices for the non-karst portion of karst catchments
  10. Understand the safety issues associated with karst terrain.

How will I learn in this course?

The course is a self-directed tutorial comprised of 10 lessons or modules. Each lesson contains summarized information from the handbook. You will also find many images presented to help you understand concepts.

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How will I be evaluated?

All evaluation is in the form of optional self-check exercises. To get the most out of the course, you are encouraged to complete these exercises.

How much time will the course take?

Although you are encouraged to set your own pace through the material, it is anticipated that you will need between four to six hours to complete the course, depending on your prior knowledge and the level of detail you need. The modular design of the course means that you can create your own learning path through the lessons, depending on your requirements. For example you may only need specific information on post-harvesting operations, or you may want to review information that you have learned previously.

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