Goat a Minute?

Event Details

June 11th, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Fleming Property (Spruce Grove), Alberta
Inventories and Monitoring

Goat a minute to spare? We need your help to collect data about tree saplings on our Fleming property!

Last year we used a new form of weed control on the property – targeted grazing by goats! The goats munch on invasive species, reducing their cover and creating space for native plants to grow. Our four legged friends did a great job, now we need your help to assess the impact they had.

After all the survey is done, our partner, WILDNorth, will stop by to talk about the incredible wildlife rehabilitation work they do!

If you are interested in carpooling, please click here to add your car or join a ride going to the event. Happy carpooling!

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About Fleming Property (Spruce Grove)

Ruth Fleming was an avid birder and it was her dream that her estate be conserved for nature. When she passed away in 2007, her 53 acre (21 hectare) property north of Spruce Grove was donated to the Nature Conservancy of Canada as part of her legacy. Today, this property is home to deer, coyotes, and many birds, including great blue heron and great horned owl.

What you will be doing

With direction from staff, volunteers will divide into groups and survey native saplings on the property. Working together, your team will collect valuable data that will be used to assess the impact of the goats' presence on the health of these saplings.

Why you will love it

Not only will you have the opportunity to learn about a new form of weed control, but our partners WILDNorth will be stopping by to talk about the incredible wildlife rehabilitation work they do!

Questions?

Contact Hannah Schaepsmeyer: alberta@conservationvolunteers.ca

Please Note

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

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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
  • Warm layers of clothing
  • Long pants
  • Sun hat
  • Rain gear
  • Backpack
Miscellaneous
  • 1 Litre of water in a reusable bottle
  • Lunch
  • Any necessary medications