Fence Free Ferrier

Event Details

August 17th, 2019, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Ferrier (Big Valley), Alberta
Infrastructure / Site Cleanup

Curious about NCC’s conservation efforts and interested in visiting one of our properties but think they are too remote for you to see for yourself? Think again! Join us on a free bus ride from Red Deer to our Ferrier property where you can learn more about NCC, see our property first hand, and help take down fences to make the property more wildlife friendly! The bus will depart from Deer Park Alliance Church at 8:30AM and return by 5PM. Enjoy the fresh air, meet new people and a free sandwich lunch!

Please email the event contact to join the waiting list.

More Information

About Ferrier (Big Valley)

The Ferrier property was graciously left to NCC in Nancy Ferrier’s will. In January 2017, thanks to the generous support of public and private donors, NCC was able to officially complete the securement project.

On the northwestern shore of Gough lake, lies 1,467 acres (594 ha.) of native grasslands, forests and wetlands. These diverse conditions attract a wide range of species, including prairie loggerhead shrike, western tiger salamander and porcupine.

NCC acquired the Ferrier property 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

You will remove fencing staples and creating barbed-wire rolls to take down the barbwire fences on the property. Fewer fences allow wildlife to move through the property more easily and prevents injury!

Why you will love it

Participate in this stewardship action free of worries. We provide free transportation from Red Deer and a free sandwich lunch! Come out to hear the silent thank-yous from the wildlife you will help!


Contact Leanne Mitchell: Leanne.Mitchell@natureconservancy.ca

Please Note

Event will proceed rain or shine. Additional information will be sent out to you prior to the event upon registration.

Moderate fitness level required
Out house/ bearbox
Transportation to property provided by NCC
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
  • Rain gear
  • Sun hat
  • Backpack
  • 1 Liter of water in a reusable water bottle
  • Any necessary medication