Darren Hebert, PID, RPBio, P.Biol. 


Since 1991, Darren has designed, delivered and/or managed ‘hands on’ community-based environmental and fisheries training programs to more than 18,000 environmental practitioners in Canada. 

A highly regarded and trusted training leader, Darren has a wealth of experience designing, building and managing training organizations and delivering training programs on behalf of community groups, post-secondary institutes, and private industry. He now brings that passion and value to NRTG, and looks forward to helping students and stakeholders acquire new skills and further their careers.

Darren is a registered professional biologist (RPBio. P.Biol.) and (B.C.) Provincial Instructor Diploma graduate,  with 34 years of experience in fisheries and environmental management, consulting, as well as educational leadership, training design and program delivery.

Darren teaches NRTG’s a number of NRTG programs, including Electrofishing Certification, Fish Habitat Assessment Level One, and Streambank Restoration

Darren's Testimonials: 

  • "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

  • "Darren is awesome, learned so course I've taken in the industry". Brendan Such, Biologist, Calgary, Alberta

  • "This course exceeded my expectations. By far the most informative and engaging course I have taken. Amazing instructor and course!". Stacy Boczulak, Biologist, Vancouver, B.C.

  • "Great course with an amazing instructor!". Fonya Irvine, Biologist, Cochrane, Alberta

  • "Darren's level of experience is obvious and his professionalism as an instructor is top-notch. Amazing course". Michael Richard, Biologist, Burnaby, B.C.

  • “This was my favorite course I have ever taken. I was extremely engaged and interested in the subject and the instructor was so fantastic.” Darcie Powell, Biologist, Fort St John, B.C.

  • “Very practical course, great instructor. One of the best courses I’ve ever taken. ” Matt Joyce, MSc. RPBio., Vancouver, BC

  • "The most enjoyable certification course I have ever taken!". Ian Reynolds, Biologist, Victoria, 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 I now feel capable and confident to conduct field work". Marla Ives, Biologist, Fort St John, B.C.

  • "Fantastic course; clear, concise, fun, and informative. Great learning environment". Nick de Brouwer, Biologist, Harrison Hot Springs, 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, West Vancouver, B.C.

  • "Loved this course! It was fun, effective, educational and very useful!". Rebecca Eberts, Biologist, Regina, SK

  • "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.

  • "Fabulous instructor who made the course interesting and relevant. Practical field experience was awesome". Kendra Morgan, Biologist, Richmond, B.C.

  • "Course content was excellent. Darren was an incredible instructor and was very effective at creating field situations where these techniques would be used". Mike Hunka, Biologist, Edmonton, AB

  • “Darren: really enjoyed your course and your fabulous teaching skills......I was telling a lot of folks down here how great a teacher you are! Fabulous instructor and course.” Shawna Wilkinson, Biologist, Parks Canada, Waterton Lakes, AB