Bioblitz the Biosphere

Event Details

September 14th, 2019, 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Beaver Hills Biosphere, Alberta
Inventories and Monitoring

Celebrate Biosphere Day in the Beaver Hills by helping us collect valuable data on one of our newest conservation properties! We need all hands on deck to identify as many species as possible on the property. This data will be used to inform future management on the property.

We will be providing free bus transport to the event from Edmonton for the day. After a morning of bioblitzing, we will enjoy a community BBQ in celebration of Biosphere Day! Please note that the timing for the day includes travel time and lunch.

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About Beaver Hills Biosphere

The Beaver Hills has a rich conservation history and features some of the oldest protected areas in Canada. The local community has played a large role in the area’s conservation. Historically, agricultural economics kept this rich mosaic of magnificent forests, lakes, wetlands and grasslands intact.

Today, the Beaver Hills are being rapidly converted and modified for acreage development. The area is an incredible island of nature in a sea of modified land. It is globally significant to migratory waterfowl and shorebirds that require safe flyways. It is also home to large mammals, such as moose and deer, which need to travel large distances to find forage, especially in the winter

What you will be doing

We will be using naturalist apps and guidebooks to identify and record as many species as possible. This will help create a baseline inventory to guide future management of the property. No experience necessary, from the novice naturalist to the expert identifier, all are welcome!

Why you will love it

Celebrate the biosphere with us by spending a day outside getting to know the area a little better! Not only will we providing free bus transportation from Edmonton to the property, but we will celebrate the day with a community BBQ at lunch.


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Please Note

All tools and equipment will be provided, along with lunch, snacks and drinks.
Additional information, including maps and driving directions, will be sent to you after you have registered for the event. Event will proceed rain or shine.

Moderate fitness level required
No toilets on site
Carpooling can be arranged
All tools will be provided by NCC
Water, snacks and a hot meal

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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:

  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Long pants
  • Rain gear
  • Sun hat
  • Backpack
  • Smart phone (optional)
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Field guides (optional)
  • Camera (optional)
  • 1 Liter of water in a reusable water bottle
  • Any necessary medication