Poppy Barley Volunteer Day

Event Details

August 28th, 2019, 9:00 AM - 4:00 AM

Fleming Ranch (Coleman), Alberta
Infrastructure / Site Cleanup

Get to know your co-workers a little better as you work side by side and “leaf” your troubles behind by joining the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) for a day of hands-on conservation in the Jim Prentice Wildlife Corridor!

We will venture down to this stunning area of the province and help make the area safer for wildlife by removing an old fence. Whenever possible the NCC works to remove unnecessary infrastructure from our conservation lands that creates a barrier to wildlife movement. The corridor is considered by scientists to be one of the most important wildlife corridors in need of protection in North America. The landscape naturally funnels wildlife through the corridor, which is a critical link across the broader geography. With your help we will make the area safer for wildlife!

NCC will provide lunch, snacks and water throughout the day. If you have any dietary restrictions please indicate them in the allergy section when signing up.

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More Information

About Fleming Ranch (Coleman)

Fleming Ranch can be found just west of Coleman, nestled in the Crowsnest Pass. The area serves as an important wildlife corridor for large mammals such as elk, moose, cougar, wolf, and grizzly bear. In 2000, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) teamed up with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) to purchase this 118 hectare (292 ac.) property from the Jarvie family. Two years later, NCC purchased the property from RMEF in full. Since then, restoration activities have taken place to improve winter habitat for elk, through prescribed burns to regenerate vegetation and the removal of fences to encourage migration.

What you will be doing

You will work alongside NCC staff to remove staples from fence posts and roll up barbed wire. No experience necessary, NCC staff will be on hand to guide you throughout the day!

Why you will love it

After the hard work for the day is done enjoy a bus tour through the scenic Jim Prentice Corridor where you will have the opportunity to learn more about the area from NCC staff and see first hand the work that Poppy Barley is supporting!


Contact Morgan Higginson: Morgan.Higginson@natureconservancy.ca

Please Note

All tools and equipment will be provided, along with lunch, snacks and drinks. We ask that you indicate any dietary restrictions in the allergy section of the waiver.
Additional information, 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
Transportation to property provided by NCC
All tools will be provided by NCC
Water and snacks will be provided
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:

  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Long pants
  • Long work shirt
  • Rain gear
  • Sun hat
  • Backpack
  • 1 Liter of water in a reusable water bottle
  • A reusable coffee mug
  • Any necessary medication