Bear-ier be gone!

Event Details

July 27th, 2017, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Lusicich, Blairmore, Alberta
Infrastructure / Site Cleanup

We need all hands on deck as we work to remove this ugly bear-ier on the Lusicich property! Join NCC for a fun day with fellow Conservation Volunteers, and as a special bonus we will be joined by Andrea Morehouse to talk about her research on grizzly bears.

If you’d like to carpool to the event, please click here, https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/ardof8 to add your car or join a ride going to the event. There is also a wait list feature if there isn’t a ride there yet that works for you. Happy carpooling!

Please email the event contact to join the waiting list.

More Information

About Lusicich, Blairmore

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) purchased the 263-acre (106-hectare) Lusicich property in 2012. It is eight kilometres west of Coleman along the north shore of Crowsnest Lake and is adjacent to the Crowsnest Lake Property. The property is located in the montane subregion of the Rocky Mountain natural region and consists of a mixture of primarily Douglas-fir forest habitat, with lesser amounts of mixed wood and deciduous forest, montane grassland, tame pasture and rocky outcrop habitats. Phillips Pass and Deadman’s Pass, immediately west of the Lusicich property, are key east-west movement corridors for ungulates (hoofed mammals) and carnivores such as grizzly bear, black bear, cougar and wolf.

NCC acquired the Lusicich property with the assistance of the Government of Canada’s Natural Areas Conservation Program (NACP), a unique public-private partnership to accelerate the pace of land conservation across southern Canada.

What you will be doing

Volunteers will work together to remove an ugly stretch of old cable and barbed wire. Together we will clear the area from harmful infrastructure on this conservation property.

Why you will love it

Volunteers will enjoy an intimate presentation from Andrea Morehouse, a PhD Candidate and Grizzly Bear expert. She will talk about her work on grizzlies and large carnivore conflict mitigation. This property also offers stunning views from the north side of Crowsnest Lake.

Questions?

Contact Zoe Arnold: alberta@conservationvolunteers.ca

Please Note

We will be working in forested and steep terrain. All tools and equipment will be provided, along with snack and drink. We also ask that you please bring a lunch with you for the day, as well as a minimum 2L of water. Additional information, including maps and driving directions, will be sent to you after you have registered for the event. Event will go rain or shine.

Strenuous work will be required
No toilets on site
Carpooling can be arranged
All tools will be provided by NCC
Water and snacks will be provided

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Item Checklist

While we do our best to provide you with the tools you need to participate, please bring the following items if you have them:

Clothes
  • Sturdy closed toed shoes
  • Long sleeved shirt
  • Long sleeved pants
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain gear (just in case)
Miscellaneous
  • Minimum 2L of water
  • Lunch
  • Backpack
  • Camera (recommended)
  • Any necessary medications