Fort Ellice Invasive Tree Take-down

Event Details

August 26th, 2017, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Fort Ellice (St. Lazare), Manitoba
Habitat Restoration

Help improve prairie and grassland bird habitat by removing non-native trees and shrubs that are invading the mixed-grass prairie. Afterwards wander the area where the last Fort Ellice once stood and learn about the history of the area and the amazing diversity of species that call it home

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More Information

About Fort Ellice (St. Lazare)

This sprawling 4,766 acre (1,929 ha.) property is located at the confluence of Beaver Creek and the Assiniboine River just east of the Manitoba-Saskatchewan border. The area’s diverse range of habitats include aspen forests, native grasslands, wetlands, and freshwater springs, supporting species such as the smooth green snake, yellow pike, north American river otter, northern gray wolf and the provincially endangered chestnut-collared longspur.

NCC acquired Fort Ellice with the assistance of the Government of Canada’s Natural Areas Conservation Program (NACP), a unique public-private partnership to accelerate the pace of land conservation across southern Canada.

What you will be doing

Volunteers will help with the removal and piling of invasive trees and shrubs. Afterwards join staff for an optional, short tour of the former fort site.

Why you will love it

This is a great chance to get first hand experience in habitat restoration, visit the spectacular Fort Ellice property and learn about the rich history of the area.

Questions?

Contact Rebekah Neufeld: manitoba@conservationvolunteers.ca

Please Note

Lunch will be provided. Washroom facilities will be available at the meeting location, but not at the work area. Additional information and driving directions will be provided upon registration.

Moderate fitness level required
No toilets on site
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 shoes
  • Long pants
  • Hat
  • Work Gloves (if you have them)
Miscellaneous
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Any necessary medications