SOS Sage-grouse

Event Details

August 10th, 2016, 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM

Nature Conservancy of Canada Calgary Office, Alberta
Infrastructure / Site Cleanup

Join us at our Calgary office over the lunch hour and lend your support to sage-grouse conservation in Canada’s grasslands!

In 2015 & 2016, volunteers created 11,000 visibility clips for fences. These clips can be applied to fence lines in greater sage-grouse habitat to help improve the visibility of the wires and reduce potential collisions. Greater sage-grouse are listed as critically endangered, and studies have found that these clips can reduce grouse collisions with fences by 70-80% when installed in critical habitat, such as leks.

These clips created by volunteers are scheduled to be sent to Saskatchewan on August 12 so they can be installed at Old Man on His Back Conservation Area and other conservation sites, but one step remains before they are ready to go. Strips of reflective tape need to be installed on the clips, as it helps them stand out visually to wildlife against grass and snow.

Bring your friends and family down to this event and learn more about this iconic grassland bird, while contributing directly to conservation work on the ground.

Please email the event contact to join the waiting list.

More Information

About Nature Conservancy of Canada Calgary Office

The Nature Conservancy of Canada’s office in Calgary is located on the eighth floor of the Kahanoff Centre, south of downtown in the Beltline.

Paid parking is available within a short walk from the building (prices vary), and bike racks are available on the south side of the building. The nearest LRT stops are Victoria Park and Centre Street Stations, which are a ten minute walk away.

What you will be doing

Using scissors, volunteers will cut three inch strips of reflective tape and attached them to pre-cut vinyl clips to make them more visible against grass and snow.

Why you will love it

You'll have the opportunity to learn more about the greater sage-grouse, why they are critically endangered, and how the Nature Conservancy of Canada is working to conserve grassland habitat across the Canadian Prairies. A light lunch will also be provided.


Contact Kailey Setter:

Please Note

This event is appropriate for all ages and abilities, however any children must be accompanied by an adult. We ask that you please bring a pair of scissors with you for the event, if possible. Some additional pairs will be available for use. A light lunch will be provided. Please indicate any dietary restrictions you may have when registering.

People of all fitness levels can participate
Running water and flush toilets
We need you to bring some tools
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:

  • Please bring a set of scissors with you