Stake Out at Bunchberry Meadows- CANCELLED

Event Details

March 28th, 2020, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Bunchberry Meadows (Devon), Alberta
Habitat Restoration

Spend the day with the Nature Conservancy of Canada and Edmonton & Area Land Trust as we harvest, prepare and install live poplar stakes at Bunchberry Meadows. It’s about time that we give this area a lift with some fresh new greenery! Come and lend a hand in live staking around the dugout to improve the quality of habitat and help ensure this area continues to be a natural refuge for future generations.

Please note that to properly install the poplar stakes the ground needs to be thawed. If the ground is still frozen, the event will still run on the planned date but we will only be harvesting of the stakes. Volunteers will be notified as soon as possible if changes arise.

If you are interested in carpooling, please click here. Happy carpooling!

Please email the event contact to join the waiting list.

More Information

About Bunchberry Meadows (Devon)

Having been virtually untouched for 40 years, Bunchberry Meadows yields some of the last old-growth forests remaining in Central Alberta. Jack pines with a girth of over two meters have been discovered on the property, attracting porcupines, long-tailed weasels and wood frog.

This 259 hectare (640 ac.) plot of land is managed between NCC and the Edmonton & Area Land Trust. NCC acquired Bunchberry Meadows with the assistance of the Government of Canada’s Natural Areas Conservation Program.

What you will be doing

You will help to harvest poplar stakes using loppers and hand saws. Then we will drill pilot holes into the ground using planting bars, we will then plant the stakes in these holes.

Why you will love it

Leave your mark on this popular Nature Destination! Not only will your efforts help to bring native vegetation back to the area, you will be able to visit the site for years to come to see the poplars grow.


Contact Hannah Schaepsmeyer:

Please Note

All tools and equipment will be provided, along with snacks and drinks. We ask 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.
The installation of the poplar stakes requires the ground to be thawed. If the ground is still frozen the poplar installation may take place an alternate date. Volunteers will be notified as soon as possible if there is a change in plan.

Moderate fitness level required
Out house/ bearbox
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:

  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Warm layers of clothing
  • Long pants
  • Sun hat
  • Rain gear
  • 1 Litre of water in reusable bottle
  • Lunch
  • Any necessary medication
  • Backpack
  • Your green thumbs!