In De-fence of the Waldron

Event Details

August 26th, 2017, 9:30 AM - 3:00 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 a stretch of barbed wire fence that needs to go. We hope you’ll join us, and the Waldron Ranch Manager, for this hands-on project along the stunning reaches of the Rocky Mountain Front!

If you’d like to carpool, please click here to join a ride or offer your spare seats to others. Every little part helps!

Please email the event contact to join the waiting list.

More Information

About Waldron Ranch (Porcupine Hills)

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

Wherever possible NCC works with landowners to remove any unneeded infrastructure from the landscape to reduce barriers and hazards to wildlife. By taking part in this event, you can give the Waldron a helping hand by removing a stretch of barbed wire fence. This fence is difficult to access, therefore the more helping hands the better!

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 from local ranch manager, Mike Roberts.

Questions?

Contact Zoe Arnold: alberta@conservationvolunteers.ca

Please Note

The work site is in a fairly rugged location and will require a fair amount of walking. 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.

Strenuous work will be 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 toed shoes
  • Long sleeved shirt
  • Long sleeved pants
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain gear (just in case)
Miscellaneous
  • Minimum 2L of water
  • Lunch
  • Backpack
  • Camera (recommended)
  • Any necessary medications