Golden Fences

Event Details

May 23rd, 2019, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Golden Ranches Conservation Area, Lindbrook, Alberta
Infrastructure / Site Cleanup

Get ready for a golden day at Golden Ranches! This conservation area has a number of old barbed wire fences that are no longer needed. We need your help to remove those fences and make it easier for wildlife to pass through the area. After all the wire rolling is complete volunteers will help to conduct a health survey of trees planted on the property in 2012.

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About Golden Ranches Conservation Area, Lindbrook

The Golden Ranches Conservation Area, located in the Cooking Lake Moraine, is a shining example of partnership in action. Jointly owned by four environmental non-profit organizations, including the Nature Conservancy
of Canada, this 875 acre (355 hectare) property lies within the prairie pothole region of Alberta – an area internationally recognized for its wetlands.Not only does Golden Ranches feature important migration and nesting habitat for waterfowl, it is also home to an abundance of wildlife including deer, moose, and red fox. The ranch is also an important piece of the local conservation puzzle, helping build ecological linkages between Elk Island National Park and Miqulon Lake Provincial Park.

The property is located within the Beaver Hills Biosphere, which was designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2016. This designation provides global recognition of the community’s commitment to conservation and sustainable development.

NCC acquired the Golden Ranches Conservation Area 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

Get ready to roll! Volunteers will be removing a barbed wire fence that is in disrepair and creating a hazard for wildlife. This will be a strenuous task but many hands make light work!

Why you will love it

We will finish up the day by surveying the health of trees that were planted by volunteers on the property in 2011. No experience necessary, NCC staff will guide you through the survey process!

Questions?

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

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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
  • Sturdy closed-toe shoes
  • Long shirt
  • Sun hat
  • Long pants
  • Layers (light sweater and jacket)
  • Rain gear (just in case)
  • Backpack
Miscellaneous
  • 1 litre of water in a reusable bottle
  • Lunch
  • Any necessary medication