Green Shores™ Training Program: Level 2 Workshop

Code: ER922
Apply this course towards: Green Shores™ Training

Course description

This 2-day workshop provides participants with in-depth knowledge about how the Green Shores credit and rating systems can be used in shoreline management projects. The content is of interest to professionals (biologists, engineers, planners, landscape architects) and contractors, local and regional government staff, and others seeking to implement the Green Shores program for a shoreline improvement, new design or development, or other related shoreline projects.

The workshop begins with a review of shoreline ecosystems including threats and issues, management and restoration strategies, and regulatory structures in place. The Green Shores program, including benefits to stakeholders, steps for implementation, and credit systems, are also covered. The workshop focuses on application of the Green Shores credit and ratings systems through a series of desktop and field exercises. We conclude with a guided group discussion around how to implement key concepts and put new learning into practice.

Funding details

The fee for Level 2 training is $465.00, however, training is currently offered free of charge thanks to Environment and Climate Change Canada's Climate Action and Awareness Fund for the "Strengthening Adoption of Nature-Based Solutions for Climate Adaptation and Shoreline Resilience in British Columbia project 2021-2026"- a collaborative project of the Pacific Salmon Foundation and the Stewardship Centre for BC.

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Learning objectives

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize threats to shorelines, with emphasis on climate change;
  • Overview shoreline governance structures;
  • Outline landowner and government responsibilities with respect to shoreline management;
  • Provide examples of shoreline management strategies that support ecological resilience and climate change adaptation;
  • Overview approaches to shoreline restoration; Explain the benefits of the Green Shores program to different stakeholders;
  • List the Green Shores application requirements and credit categories; Summarize the basis for each available Green Shores credit;
  • Outline the steps and responsibilities involved in implementing a Green Shores project;
  • Compare Green Shores for Homes and Green Shores for Coastal Development programs;
  • Given a sample property, identify Green Shores credits that the property is likely to qualify for and ways that shoreline function could be improved to increase the Green Shores rating;
  • and Given a sample property, complete a Green Shores credit submittal.


Green Shores Level 1 training is a prerequisite to the Level 2 workshop.

The Green Shores workshops commonly fill very quickly so please register early and take note of our withdrawal policy and associated admin fee if you cannot attend as scheduled. Due to the popularity of the workshops, our community partners may be able to offer additional intakes based on expressed community need and related wait list demand. Therefore, if you find the intake of your choice is full, please place your name on the waitlist.

Workshop Resources

Participants do not need to purchase any materials for this workshop. Participants will be emailed a certificate of completion following the workshop. 

Additional Information

Please dress appropriately for the weather as a portion of this workshop will take place outdoors. Wear comfortable footwear for walking on shorelines. Bring a bag lunch.

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