Range and Forest Health Assessments

Event Details

July 20th, 2019, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Asquith North Complex (Saskatoon), Saskatchewan
Inventories and Monitoring

Take part in a range and forest health assessments at our Asquith 3 property! Whether you are a professional, a student, or have never conducted health assessments before, this is the perfect opportunity to learn or brush up on valuable field skills. The data collected at this event will serve as health information for conservation planning at Asquith 3.

Have you heard of NCC’s Property Watch program? Property Watch volunteers “adopt” an NCC property and help us monitor that property year-round. To help recruit volunteers for this program, we will be offering these field workshops to give you the skills and training to be a successful Property Watch volunteer! You do not have to be involved in the program to take part in this workshop but you can chat with staff if you are interested in finding out more.

If you’re interested in carpooling to the property with other volunteers (driving or catching a ride) please click here. Happy travels!

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About Asquith North Complex (Saskatoon)

The Asquith Complex is located west of Saskatoon, eight kilometres (five miles) north of the town of Asquith. Rough fescue, quaking aspen and northern snowberry dominate this gently rolling terrain, familiar to local ranchers and periodically grazed by their cattle. The Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC’s) Asquith Complex, which includes the Asquith North, Asquith North 2 and Asquith North 3 properties, is home to a diversity of mammals and grassland birds. Species at risk such as loggerhead shrike, short-flower suncup, low milk-vetch and tufted milk-vetch may be viewed in this moist mixed grassland ecoregion of NCC’s Saskatchewan Prairie Natural Area.

What you will be doing

You will learn how to conduct forest and range health assessments from NCC staff while enjoying the great outdoors and meeting new people!

Why you will love it

Health assessments are a valuable field skill no matter who you are or what profession you are in, even if it is just a hobby and something new to learn!


Contact Kayla Burak: kayla.burak@natureconservancy.ca

Please Note
People of all fitness levels can participate
No toilets on site
Carpooling can be arranged
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:

  • Dress in Layers
  • Closed-toe footwear
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Any necessary medication
  • Lunch
  • Notepad and pen