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Civilian Operations Managers


  • This course is intended for personnel with a working knowledge of the aviation industry and wildlife strikes.

What we offer

The Airport Wildlife Management Training for Civilian Airport Operations Managers is a comprehensive two-day course that meets or exceeds Transport Canada CAR 302 and Airport Standards 322.

The purpose of this course is to comply with federal regulations concerning the training of people responsible for civilian airport operations with regards to airport wildlife management in order to reduce the number and severity of wildlife strikes at Canadian and International airports.

Learning outcomes:

  • Why do we need wildlife control at airports?
  • History
  • Costs (direct vs. indirect)
  • Types of damage
  • Importance of wildlife control (liability, safety, compliance with regulations)

Canadian laws:

  • Regulations
  • Standards
  • Players in the wildlife control game:
    • Airport managers
    • Officials responsible for the surrounding area (zoning)
    • Airport planners
    • Airport engineers
    • Wildlife control personnel
    • Problematic species
    • Main culprits in North America
    • Bird and mammal ecology and biology
    • Identification
    • Interpreting and assessing animal behavior

Types of control:

  • Passive control: habitat management
  • Active control: removal, dispersal, exclusion
  • Health and safety
  • Safe use of equipment (firearms, pyrotechnics, etc.)
  • Zoonoses (precautions to take)
  • Animal handling techniques
  • Wildlife management plan (WMP)
  • Why have a WMP?
  • What should be included?
  • What should be evaluated?
  • Hands-on with active wildlife control techniques
  • Dispersal
  • Exclusion
  • Removal
  • In-depth wildlife management discussions
  • Interpreting and assessing animal behavior
  • Application of wildlife management strategies
  • Case study workshops


All participants will receive a certificate upon completion of the workshop.

Course duration

2 days

Course hours

8 hours per day

Class size

A minimum of 6 participants and a maximum of 10


Payment must be made when registering for courses. We reserve the right to cancel seven days prior to any course in which the minimum registration is not achieved. This includes all participant materials, pre and posts activities, assessments and workshop refreshments. Participants will be responsible for their own lunch.

Scheduled dates

Please inquire for course availability.


$752.22 plus HST

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