In De-fence of the Waldron 2.0
July 31st, 2019, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Waldron Ranch (Porcupine Hills), Alberta
Infrastructure / Site Cleanup
Take a journey down the Cowboy Trail to the spectacular Waldron Ranch. The Waldron is the largest remaining block of private land along the eastern slopes of Alberta. Here, among the native rough fescue grasses, lies a stretch of barbed wire fence that needs to go. We hope you’ll join us for this hands-on project along the stunning reaches of the Rocky Mountain Front!
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If you’ve ever driven the historic Cowboy Trail, you’ll have driven through the vast Waldron Ranch. Located in the Southern Foothills Natural Area, this 30,538 acre (12,358 ha.) stretch of grasslands is owned and operated by Waldron Grazing Co-operative Ltd. Rich in biodiversity, this expansive property has been found to host species such as elk, American kestrel, golden eagles and grizzly bears. The Waldron Ranch remains both economically productive and environmentally sustainable, making it a shining example of a working conservation landscape.What you will be doing
You will be removing a stretch of barbed wire fence that is creating a hazard for wildlife. This will involve removing fence staples, rolling wire and carrying it off site. This fence is difficult to access, therefore the more helping hands the better! The work site is in a fairly rugged location and will require a fair amount of walking.Why you will love it
When it comes to views, the Waldron never disappoints! Not only will you have the opportunity to enjoy stunning 360 degree vistas throughout the day, you will also get the chance to learn more about the rich history of the Waldron Ranch.Questions?
Contact Alejandra Guerrero : Alejandra.Guerrero@natureconservancy.ca
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.
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
- 1 Liter of water in a reusable water bottle
- Any necessary medication