Raising the Bar

Event Details

August 30th, 2016, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Keith II property, Alberta
Infrastructure / Site Cleanup

Join us as we help the landowner on one of our conservation easement properties improve the boundary fence so it is more wildlife-friendly.

Working alongside the landowner, we’ll raise the bottom wire on the fence so that there is more room for wildlife to pass underneath. Since this private property is part of a working landscape, the fence is still needed to contain livestock and control access. However, the landowner is keen to ensure his fences are built to wildlife-friendly standards so we’re keen to lend him a hand!

Join us for this hands-on fence improvement project in the Rumsey Moraine, and learn more about how the Nature Conservancy of Canada is working with local landowners to find win-win solutions for conservation and people on the landscape.

If you’d like to carpool to the event, please click here, https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/y4ogzt 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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About Keith II property

The Keith II property is located within the Rumsey Moraine. The moraine is a unique landscape characterized by its knob-and-kettle topography, which formed as the glaciers retreated approximately 13,000 years ago. Hummocky mounds (knobs) alternate with wetlands depressions (kettles), which support a wide variety of bird life and waterfowl. In fact, 91 species of birds are known to occur in the nearby Rumsey Ecological Reserve.

The Keith II property contains native aspen forest, grasslands and ephemeral wetlands, conserved through conservation easement agreement.

What you will be doing

Help us raise the bottom wire of the property's boundary fence to make it easier for wildlife to pass under while travelling through the area, while still ensuring cattle can be effectively contained on this working landscape.

Why you will love it

Enjoy a day outside in the fresh air and learn more about parkland conservation and conservation easements - a tool where landowners can partner with the Nature Conservancy of Canada to implement conservation measures on their property! At lunch, you'll also have the opportunity to hear more about the property from the landowner, who will speak about his personal connection to the land.


Contact Kailey Setter: alberta@conservationvolunteers.ca

Please Note

All tools and equipment will be provided, along with snacks 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 go 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:

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