Navigating This Course

There is much more to the protection of forests and responsible environmental stewardship than initially meets the eye.

In this course, you will gain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to fully appreciate how crucial these issues are, and you will become acquainted with Alberta's major legislation that aims to accomplish these important tasks.
More specifically, you will do the following:

  • You will come to understand the social contract that exists between the public of Alberta and the industrial users of forested public lands. You will learn about Alberta's policies on integrated resource planning.
  • You will identify different demands on forests and the needs of various forest users.
  • You will focus on forest use by exploring the Land-use Framework for Alberta.
  • You will explore the Alberta Land Stewardship Act with a view to planning for current and future generations of Albertans, including Aboriginal peoples.
  • You will demonstrate a commitment to environmental stewardship by identifying some personal strategies for using forest resources responsibly.
By completing this course, you will earn one credit toward your high school diploma.


  • Forest Protection and Stewardship is a course that provides students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes pertaining to environmental stewardship.
  • There is no prerequisite for this course.
  • Forest Protection and Stewardship is a 1 credit course; it will take a minimum of 25 hours to complete.
  • This course consists of eight units that should be completed in sequence.
  • The course assessments include auto-graded quizzes and/or assignments that need to be completed with 50% or higher.
  • All units have one auto-graded quiz or an assignment, which is based on the lesson contents in the unit.
  • All instructional content is provided through ADLC's secure website.
  • Students may arrange to video conference with the ADLC teacher either via Skype, Adobe Connect or Google Meet, when assistance is required.
  • Students may also phone, email, or text when requiring assistance.

Course Assessments:
  • Students must achieve 50% or higher on all course assessments to pass the course.
  • Students have two attempts, on each quiz, to achieve 50% or higher.
  • Students who do not achieve 50% or higher, after two attempts, must contact the lead teacher.
  • Students must achieve 50% or higher, on each quiz, in order to "unlock" the quiz in the next unit.
  • Students will complete two assignments throughout the course.
  • The quizzes are worth 60% of the total course mark.
  • The assignments are worth 40% of the total course mark.
  • At the end of each unit, there is an auto-graded, multiple choice quiz or assignment.
  • All units contain additional content in the form of interactives, videos, publications, etc.  Reading the additional information is mandatory and may appear in the quizzes and assessments.
  • There are numerous icons used in the course and students should be aware of their meaning:

Read information.

   Complete an assessment.
   Play a game.
   "Digging Deeper" section, designed to encourage students to build their knowledge of the lesson content.
    Practice - demonstrate the concept yourself.
    Take a quiz.
    Self-check - a review of the lesson concepts.

   Watch a video.
   Go to the website for more information.

  +       Click on the plus sign and more information will drop down.

This course was made possible through a partnership between:
  1. Alberta Distance Learning Centre -
  2. Woodland Operations Learning Foundation -
  3. Forest Resource Improvement Association of Alberta -

Contact Information

If you experience any difficulties in the course, contact your Lead Teacher.

Office hours are 8:30 am to 4:00 pm weekdays

Lead Teacher: Eliise Jeffers
Toll Free Phone: 1-866-774-5333 ext. 7365