Make Way for Wildlife

Event Details

September 15th, 2016, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Boote property (Penhold), Alberta
Infrastructure / Site Cleanup

Make way for wildlife! Join us for a day of hands-on conservation in the Pine Lake Moraine, as we remove a section of boundary fence separating our Boote and Underwood conservation properties.

These two properties adjoin each other, forming a contiguous block of habitat for local wildlife. By removing the boundary fence that separates them, you’ll help us clear the way for deer, moose and other travelling mammals by reducing barriers on the landscape. As part of our day we’ll also take time to provide additional habitat for the local songbirds and waterfowl by installing a few nest boxes.

As a special bonus, we’ll be serving up a light lunch of soup and rolls. A warm way to fill your stomach on a September day!

If you’d like to carpool to the event, please click here, to add your car or join a ride going to the event. There is also a wait list feature if there isn’t a ride there yet that works for you. Happy carpooling!

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More Information

About Boote property (Penhold)

This 40 hectare (108 ac.) property, named after its former owners Godfrey, Archibald and Edward Boote, is one piece of a larger conservation project in the Pine Lake area. 25 km west of Penhold, the area is made up of aspen shrublands and seasonal ponds and wetlands that attract species such as moose, American badger, northern leopard frog, rusty blackbird and horned grebe.

NCC acquired the Boote 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

Volunteers will help remove a section of old fence between NCC's Boote and Underwood properties. The boundary fence separating these properties is no longer needed, so removing this fence will allow wildlife to travel unimpeded across this contiguous corridor of land. As part of our day we'll also take time to provide additional habitat for the local songbirds and waterfowl by installing a few nest boxes.

Why you will love it

Enjoy this beautiful landscape, dotted with prairie pothole wetlands. As we traverse the property, Alia Snively, NCC natural area manager will point out some of the local flora and fauna. A light lunch of soup and rolls will also be provided. A warm way to fill your stomach on this September day!


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Please Note

All tools and equipment will be provided, along with snacks, drinks, and a light lunch. Please specify any dietary restrictions or food allergies when registering. Additional information, including maps and driving directions, will be sent to you after you have registered for the event. Event will go rain or shine.

Moderate fitness level required
No toilets on site
Carpooling can be arranged
All tools will be provided by NCC
Water, snacks and a hot meal

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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:

  • Long sleeved shirt & long pants (to protect against wire)
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain jacket (just in case)
  • Sturdy closed-toed shoes or boots
  • Reusable bowl & spoon (for lunch)
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Any necessary medications