Natural Resources Training Group (NRTG) is a privately-registered training agency specializing in developing and delivering quality ‘hands-on’, fisheries and natural resource-related training programs. We deliver our short, customized and applied ‘professional development’ programs to industry professionals, stakeholders, and aboriginal groups in communities throughout North America.
Fast-Track Your Career
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.
“Leading edge instructor and in the field of eDNA methods. Top notch. Really enjoyed learning field procedures for robust data collection. Very thoroughly explained.”
— J. Stephen Sims, Biologist
“Darren is extremely knowledgeable in his field – I learned a lot about e-fishing as well as Fish ID. Everything was great – superb instructor!”
— Katherine Taylor, Biologist, SNC Lavalin, Vancouver, BC
“Darren brings an extensive practical experience to this course and he has a great teaching style that encourages dialogue and group discussion. Field sites allowed for a broader range of streambank restoration techniques to be used. I’d highly recommend Darren as an instructor.”
— Graham Waugh, P. Eng., Calgary, Alberta
“Excellent course, awesome instructors!”
— Roxanne Pinyon, Environmental Technician, Merritt, B.C.
“Great course! Excellent balance of field vs class and we learned valuable skills that will certainly help me with my position.”
— Colin LaRochelle, Environmental Technician, Lillooet, B.C.
“The instructor was amazing.”
— Tyrell Worrell, Biologist, Minnow Environmental, Waterloo, ON
“Great information and instructors. I am experienced in the field and learned lots too.”
— Patricia Clarke, Fisheries Technician, Merritt, B.C.
“Course content was excellent. Darren was an incredible instructor and was very effective at creating field situations where streambank restoration techniques would be used.”
— Mike Hunka, Biologist, Edmonton, Alberta
“This course was professionally conducted and provided training specific to the needs of our organization. Excellent instructors and course content.”
— Natasha Lukey, Fisheries Technician, Merritt, B.C.
“Excellent program. Learning from Derek Marcoux was an amazing experience.”
— Sheri Reece, Environmental Technician, Hartley Bay, B.C.
“Wonderful ‘hands on’ learning! Kyle was an excellent instructor, and ensured everyone maximized their learning and experience. These are valuable skills that will help advance my career.”
— Leigh Anne White, Fisheries Technician, Port Alberni, B.C.
“Fabulous instructor who made the course interesting and relevant. Practical field training was awesome.”
— Kendra Morgan, Biologist, Richmond, B.C.
“Amazing course and instructor! The heavy field component allows students to dive into the material and thoroughly understand the content.”
— Larissa Chin, DFO Biologist, Vancouver, B.C.
“Al McNeil was fantastic! knowledgeable, helpful and enthusiastic. Course exceeded my expectations.”
— Noel Soogrim, Toronto, Ontario
“NRTG has knowledgeable and experienced instructors that are eager to share their expertise to the benefit of course participants and industry. This is a great course, and I learned a ton that will be really helpful.”
— Andrew Martin, Biologist, Prince George, B.C.
“I liked Darren’s passion and understanding of the industry, nature of work, and knowledge level. His experience and knowledge are great benefits to taking this course, and now I feel capable and confident to conduct field work.”
— Marla Ives, Biologist, Fort St John, B.C.
“Al was a great instructor! Really helpful during class and field.”
— Martin Walkus, Fisheries Technician, Port Hardy, B.C.
“Eric was a great instructor; very knowledgeable, helpful, respectful, and passionate about course content. Field component was very valuable, and brought together the whole course.”
— Dylan Begin, Biologist, Cranbrook, B.C.
“Good balance of field vs. classroom time. I felt the length of each portion was perfect. The instructor was such an excellent instructor - clear, approachable, helpful, encouraging. Highly recommend!”
— Melanie Kuzyk, Ecologist, North Vancouver, B.C.
“Great course with an amazing instructor!”
— Fonya Irvine, Biologist, Cochrane, Alberta
“The quality of this course and instruction was exactly what our company was looking for.”
— Lanny Amos, Biologist, Elkford, B.C.
“This course exceeded my expectations. By far the most informative and engaging course I have taken. Amazing instructor and course!”
— Stacy Boczulak, Biologist, Burnaby, B.C.
“Great training program! The instructor Al was very helpful and encouraging. I have learned skills that will be very helpful during my job.”
— Lenora Fraser, Environmental Monitor, Hope, B.C.
“Excellent course with very knowledgeable instructor. Will definitely attend future NRTG courses!”
— Hilary Goble, Biologist, Crossfield, Alberta
“Darren was simply put the best instructor one could ask for on this topic. An informative, fun and incredibly relevant course.”
— Nadin Boegelsack, Biologist, Calgary, Alberta
“Kyle’s delivery of your Electrofishing course was absolutely top-notch. He is knowledgeable, professional, and most of all, unfailingly cheerful and patient. Our field session was the third in two days, and I got the feeling from Kyle that he would not rather be anywhere else than right there teaching us about zapping fish. He took care to assist with review before the test, ensuring we all had the time we needed to be comfortable with the material. I believe the integrity of your program is superbly represented by this instructor.”
— Scott Klassen, Biologist, Vanderhoof BC
“What I liked most about the course was how applicable the material was, with enough theory and excellent field guidance. Great course.”
— Sarah Huff, CCI Solutions, Saskatoon, SK
“The instructor was excellent and inspires interest in the topic of Fish Habitat Assessment.”
— Amanda Breuer, Biologist Triton Environmental Consultants, Kamloops, BC
“Darren is fantastic! Very knowledgeable and a wonderful teacher. Would highly recommend this course.”
— Portia Lloyd, PBiol., Biologist, Calgary, Alberta
“One of the most fun, educational courses I have completed. Wonderful instructor. Don’t change anything!”
— Dani McIntosh, Parks Canada Biologist, Banff, Alberta
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.