Cleaning Up Wire After the Fire

Event Details

September 6th, 2018, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Jenkins Ranch, Waterton, Alberta
Infrastructure / Site Cleanup

Team up with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) to remove hazards to wildlife in the Waterton Park Front! Together, we will spend the day rolling up barbed wire left over from a fence damaged in the 2017 Kenow Fire. Every bit helps to create safer habitat in this important wildlife corridor!

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About Jenkins Ranch, Waterton

Secured in 2001, the 2,612 acres Jenkins property consists of native grasslands, aspen forests and riparian areas. The diverse landscape supports a variety of wildlife including mule deer, grizzly bears, black bears, moose and many other species. The property is a part of the Waterton Park Front Project which creates a natural buffer around the National Park.

What you will be doing

Volunteers will team up with NCC staff to roll up and remove hazardous barbed wire left over from the 2017 Kenow Fire. If we finish up early we may begin installing a new wildlife-friendly fence.

Why you will love it

You will have the opportunity to contribute to a long legacy of conservation in the Waterton Park Front and support the local ranching community. Jeff Bectell, head of the Carnivores and Communities Program will also be on hand to speak to guests.

Questions?

Contact Hannah Schaepsmeyer: Hannah.Schaepsmeyer@natureconservancy.ca

Please Note

All tools and equipment will be provided, along with drinks and snacks. Please bring a lunch. Additional information will be sent to you after you have registered for the event. Event will go rain or shine.

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
  • Close-toed footwear
  • Long pants
  • Long shirt (to protect your arms from scratches)
  • Layers of clothing (warm sweater and jacket)
  • Sun hat
  • Rain gear (just in case)
Miscellaneous
  • 1 Litre of water in a reusable bottle
  • Lunch
  • Any necessary medications