Fencing Frenzy at Fleming

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. So what do you say? Let’s get rolling and remove as much of the old fence as possible!

This event is part of the Crowsnest Community and Conservation Weekend, we encourage you to check out other events while you’re in the area.

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

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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

Learn all about wildlife friendly fencing and the negative impact fences can have on ecosystems. Interested in learning more? Make a weekend of it and stick around the Crowsnest Pass to participate in other Crowsnest Community and Conservation Weekend!


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