Range and Forest Health Assessments
July 20th, 2019, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Asquith North Complex (Saskatoon), Saskatchewan
Inventories and Monitoring
Take part in range and forest health assessments at our Asquith 2 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 2.
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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This 97 hectare (239 ac.) plot of mixed grasslands lies just west of Saskatoon, about 8 km 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. Based in the Saskatchewan Prairie Natural Area, the region is home to a diversity of mammals and prairie birds, including mule deer, loggerhead shrike, and the endangered burrowing owl.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!Questions?
Contact Kayla Burak: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
- Bug spray
- Reusable water bottle
- Any necessary medication
- Notepad and pen