Fencing Frenzy at Fleming- CANCELLED

Event Details

September 28th, 2019, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Fleming Ranch (Coleman), Alberta
Infrastructure / Site Cleanup

Join us as we head out to Fleming Ranch for a fencing frenzy! With your help, we’ll remove an old barbed wire fence line on the conservation property. This unnecessary barrier poses a hazard to wildlife passing through the area, affecting creatures like grizzly bear, white tailed deer and ruffed grouse.

At the end of the day volunteers will have the opportunity to take in a drawing workshop on the banks of the Crowsnest River with local artist, Tony Partridge. The workshop is an opportunity to tap into their creativity and uncover the artist within. If you can’t make it to the entire volunteer event and still want to bring out your inner artist contact: alberta.rsvp@natureconservancy.ca to register.

If you’d like to carpool to the event, please click here. Happy carpooling!

Please email the event contact to join the waiting list.

More Information

About Fleming Ranch (Coleman)

Fleming Ranch can be found just west of Coleman, nestled in the Crowsnest Pass. The area serves as an important wildlife corridor for large mammals such as elk, moose, cougar, wolf, and grizzly bear. In 2000, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) teamed up with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) to purchase this 118 hectare (292 ac.) property from the Jarvie family. Two years later, NCC purchased the property from RMEF in full. Since then, restoration activities have taken place to improve winter habitat for elk, through prescribed burns to regenerate vegetation and the removal of fences to encourage migration.

What you will be doing

With our guidance, you'll be working alongside friendly faces to take down an old barbed wire fence. We'll be using fencing staple removers and thick gloves to bend, twist and wrangle that wire down!

Why you will love it

In the afternoon you will have the opportunity to take some time to really observe and appreciate the beauty of the Crowsnest Pass. Local artist, Tony Partridge will lead volunteers in an en plein air drawing workshop. Supplies provided.


Contact Hannah Schaepsmeyer: alberta@conservationvolunteers.ca

Please Note

All tools and equipment will be provided, along with snack and drinks. We ask, however, that you please bring a lunch with you for the day.
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 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:

  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Long pants
  • Long shirt
  • Rain gear
  • Sun hat
  • Backpack
  • 1 Liter of water in a reusable water bottle
  • Lunch
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Any necessary medications