Snorkel Survey Procedures

Course Description

This 1.5 day course provides a practical review of standard snorkel survey procedures common to North America. Participants spend one day in-stream, learning essential skills for completing detailed adult and juvenile fish population estimates, habitat assessments, spawning surveys, and impact assessments. In class, participants learn proper equipment selection, usage, and maintenance, standard data recording and management, as well as key safety planning and practices.


This program will train personnel  to conduct detailed (and quantitative) snorkel survey procedures for: fish population estimation, habitat assessments, spawner and redd inventory, and environmental impact assessment.


Class: 0.5 days; Field: 1 day


None. Swift-water Safety Operations (SS0) or an equivalent Rescue Canada training is highly recommended.

You Supply

Students are responsible for providing their own personal field wear, including a wetsuit or drysuit (recommended), snorkel and mask. If needed, suits, masks and snorkels are often available for rent. Please consider researching rental companies and securing these items well in advance of the course start.

Upcoming Deliveries and Registration Information

See our program schedule for a list of all upcoming NREP course deliveries. If this course is not currently noted in the schedule, please contact to enquire about future opportunities. Prior to registering for any NREP course, please review the program's registration guidelines, including important refund policy information.