Campout for Conservation

Event Details

August 10th, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Old Man on His Back (Swift Current/Eastend), Saskatchewan
Habitat Restoration

Come on down to our stunning southwestern ranch, Old Man on His Back, for a weekend of native prairie fun all in the name of conservation! Every year we head out to this ranch for a weekend of activities, including campfires, star gazing, wildlife watching, and meeting new friends!

If you enjoy spending time outdoors, want to experience untouched native prairie, and take part in hands-on conservation then this event is for you!

If you’re interested in carpooling to the property with other volunteers (driving or catching a ride) please click here. Happy travels!

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About Old Man on His Back (Swift Current/Eastend)

The Old Man on His Back Prairie and Heritage Conservation Area (OMB) continues to be one of the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC’s) flagship projects in Saskatchewan and a beacon of hope for protecting our remaining intact native grasslands. Located in southwestern Saskatchewan, the area is characterized by vast natural lands with significant cultural and historical value. Thanks to Peter and Sharon Butala, the ranch’s previous owners, this 13,135-acre (5,316-hectare) ranch will be protected forever.

What you will be doing

Fences at Old Man on His Back will be made more wildlife friendly by capping the metal fence posts. Hollow metal fence posts pose a danger to small birds, particularly fledglings, which can fall down the fence post and are then unable to get back out. Volunteers will also take part in guided nature walks and star gazing. Stay tuned for further details!

Why you will love it

Come join us for a weekend of fun at Old Man on His Back. Not only will you be helping our conservation efforts, but you’ll also spend the day in beautiful native prairie. This is a great opportunity to experience life on a southwestern ranch. Plus you get a chance to check out the Plains Bison herd we have grazing the ranch for us!


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Please Note
People of all fitness levels can participate
Running water and flush toilets
Carpooling can be arranged
All tools will be provided by NCC
Water, snacks and a hot meal
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 footwear
  • Hat
  • Layers of clothing
  • Rain gear
  • Change of clothes
Camping Gear
  • Tent or trailer
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Pillow
  • Camp chair
  • Camera (optional)
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Any necessary medication
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray