Bringing it Down at Birdseye- NEW DATE

Event Details

September 20th, 2019, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Birdseye Ranch (Waterton), Alberta
Infrastructure / Site Cleanup

Take a journey down to the scenic Birdseye Ranch and help reduce wildlife barriers in the Waterton natural area. Together we will remove a stretch of old barbed wire fence on the property and enjoy some scenic views.

Wherever possible the Nature Conservancy of Canada works to remove unnecessary infrastructure to reduce hazards to wildlife. The day coincides with the Waterton Wildlife Weekend, which runs September 19th – 22nd. Check-out the festival while you are in the area and learn more about the wildlife that your efforts will help!

If you’d like to carpool, please click here. Happy travels!

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About Birdseye Ranch (Waterton)

This 635 hectare (1,570 ac.) property is part of a network of conservation projects based in the Waterton Natural Area. Made up of grasslands, aspen-conifer forests and wetlands, the area’s diverse features attract a wide range of wildlife, including western toad, grizzly bear, Baltimore oriole and gray wolf. The lot acts as a buffer for the biologically sensitive Waterton Lakes National Park, bordering its eastern side in conjunction with other conserved lands.

What you will be doing

You'll be shown how to remove a barbed wire fence and then proceed to remove a section of old fence from the ranch. This will be a strenuous task but many hands make light work!

Why you will love it

This kicks off the Waterton Wildlife Weekend! We encourage volunteers to stick around for a few days and take in some of the wonderful and intriguing educational courses, workshops, and art exhibits!

Questions?

Contact Hannah Schaepsmeyer: alberta@conservationvolunteers.ca

Please Note

Additional event details, including directions and parking instructions, will be provided closer to the event day.
Please come prepared for the weather and bring a lunch.
All tools provided by NCC.

Moderate fitness level required
No toilets on site
Carpooling can be arranged
All tools will be provided by NCC
Water and snacks will be provided
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
  • Closed-toe, weather-appropriate shoes
  • Light layers
  • Long pants
  • Rain gear
  • Sun hat
  • Backpack
Miscellaneous
  • 1 Litre of water in a reusable bottle
  • Lunch
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Any necessary medications