Natural Resources Training Group (NRTG) is a privately-registered training agency specializing in developing and delivering quality ‘hands-on’ and in-demand natural resource-related training programs.
NRTG is Canada’s leading provider of natural resource training. Since 1991, we have delivered our short, customized and applied ‘professional development’ programs to more than 18,000 industry professionals, stakeholders, and aboriginal groups in communities throughout North America.
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Our programs reflect our knowledge and experience, where you gain valuable, in-demand, and practical skills and abilities. NRTG courses and programs are proven to fast-track your career by offering skills training that would take years of industry experience to acquire.
I wanted to drop you a quick note to say that Day 2 of the eDNA course was fantastic! The experiential piece of any the learning is so critical and I am really happy that you guys decided to offer extension of the theory course. Jared had no trouble filling the day with extremely useful and relevant material – he is a wealth of information and experience.
- Sarah Hechtenthal, Biologist
This course was exceptionally valuable, and highly recommended for anyone considering eDNA projects. Jared is a talented, passionate biologist with an uncanny knack for teaching and engaging. One of the best professional development course I’ve taken.
- Cayla Naumann, Biologist
Great flexibility for incorporating & discussing local context/ needs
for cultural heritage surveys!
Having Elder participation & grounding the course was valuable & brought a good connection & meaning to the course.
Very good course. Had lots of fun learning techniques.
Blake showed great humour, and kept finding ways to explain things so we could all relate and understand.
Blake did a great job trying to have everyone understand even though we all had a million different questions and ways of learning .
Nanette effortlessly relays her knowledge of ecosystem function, vegetation identification, and ecology to those she works with. She is eager to share her experiences and knowledge but is just as excited to learn from those she works with. She is able to balance her careful attention to detail with her ability to view and understand a system as a whole and extrapolate both of these viewpoints into a overall program.
— Nadine Clifton, Vegetation Ecologist
Nanette is passionate about what she does, and more importantly, makes learning easy and fun.
— Melissa Moss, Senior Vegetation Ecologist, WorleyParsonsCord.
Nanette’s passion, enthusiasm and knowledge of plant and ecosystem ecology is unparalleled. Her unique skill set and approach to teaching creates an ideal learning environment that is fun, engaging and highly motivating. I recommend working with her.
— Portia Lloyd, Field Biologist, Edmonton Alberta
My experience with Nanette as my instructor has been rewarding, enlightening and exciting. Not only did I gain new skills and knowledge both hands on and through text, but the experience has given me a different perspective on the way our plants work, grow and breath. Thank you Nanette!
— Sonya Desjarlais, Moberly Lake First Nation BC
Nanette is passionate about ecology and teaching others about plants. She was a fabulous instructor!
— Jenna Tabata, Biologist, Vancouver BC
I can always be thankful for Nanette’s teachings from the land. The strength and ability she has to promote land based teachings are one of a kind. The Vegetation Field Skills program is great!
— Kevin Bulldog, Beaver First Nation Alberta
Really enjoyed, appreciated and benefited from a lot of what this course offered. Strongly recommend this instructor and course.
— Warren Littlejohn, Environmental Professional, Victoria BC
Great course, more hands-on that I was expecting and surprisingly, it was not dry material. Sean had lots of stories, quotes, exercises and tips and by the end of the two days, I had confidence that I wasn’t the horrible writer I had made myself out to be. Writing just takes work and practice like everything else. I’d love to take this course annually to re-inspire and refresh my writing skills.
— Jessica Hobden, Biologist, Kelowna BC
Valued the number of group and individual Technical Writing exercises, and the discussion on how to approach a new writing assignment.
— Stephanie Moloughney, Ecologist
Strongly recommend this course and instructor!
— Kirk Miller, Wildlife Ecologist, Prince George BC
Sean is a skilled presenter. One Technical Writing course exercise was terribly frustrating to start, but was a valuable experience in perseverance and value.
— Ryan Turner, Biologist, Prince George, BC
I learned a great deal in the Technical Writing course. Writing is a lot of work, and this course gave me a good base to keep growing from.
— Cam Dexter, Biologist, Nanaimo, BC
Really appreciated the emphasis on important principles and new updates and approaches to writing, as well as tips, tricks to better writing.
— Freda Shabrang, Community Planner, Campbell River BC
My writing has improved tenfold since taking the course, as well as my confidence. My supervisor and I have both noticed it - whether it is an email, summary letter, or full report, the flow is better and everything reads easier.
— Rachel Cullen, Biologist, Cochrane Alberta
Hi Darren, thanks for teaching such an excellent course. I look forward to incorporating what I learned into my work!
— Alexandra Sorckoff, DFO Biologist, Edmonton, Alberta
Field session was very valuable. The instructor explained each procedure step-by-step, in great detail. Excellent program!
— Scott Burgess, Biologist, Burnaby, B.C.
I would highly recommend this course. The instructor has a wealth of knowledge and experience that he shares. The excellent field training is going to really help me during my field work!
— Alyson Fretz, Biologist, Vancouver, B.C.
An excellent instructor, and very good hands on training and real life examples. This course offers hands on experience and cognitive tools for new professionals, and a richer comprehension of practical approaches to restoration and naturalization.
— Kyla Walker-Makowecki, Biologist, Edmonton, Alberta
Thank you for an excellent course! Really practical, hands on course. I learned a lot and look forward to putting these new skills into use.
— Madalena Pinto, Vegetation Ecologist, Slave Lake, Alberta
Course content was excellent. Darren was an incredible instructor and was very effective at creating situations where these techniques would be used.
— Mike Hunka, Biologist, Edmonton, Alberta
We have employed Ray Hollenberg the last number of years to provide Spill Response Training to our logging contractors, field foresters, forest consultants, and mill employees. Ray has a very professional and well-presented course that highlights the key components in an interactive classroom session followed by a practical field component to reinforce your ability to respond effectively. Ray is extremely knowledgeable and well spoken.
-Doug McComb, Harvesting Supervisor, Nechako Lumber Ltd. Vanderhoof, B.C.
Fantastic course; clear, concise, fun, and informative. Great learning environment.
-Nick de Brouwer, Biologist, Harrison Hot Springs, B.C.
Backpack Electrofishing Certification training, Whitehorse Yukon 2018
Fisheries Field Skills Certificate program. Course participants learn in-demand fish and fish habitat assessment methods, along with invertebrate surveys, fish-passage methodology, hydrology, streambank restoration, and Electrofishing Certification.