Stake Out in the Southern Foothills

Event Details

May 17th, 2019, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Nadeau (Fort Macleod), Alberta
Habitat Restoration

It’s a stake out! Join us for a day of willow planting in the Southern Foothills!

Working together with Alberta Conservation Association, we’ll plant live willow stakes harvested at a previous volunteer event along the riverbanks of this scenic ranch to help stabilize the soil and reduce erosion. Will-ow you lend a hand and contribute to our goal of improving overall riparian health on the ranch?

If you are interested in carpooling, please click here to add your car or join a ride going to the event. Happy carpooling!

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About Nadeau (Fort Macleod)

Nestled in the southeastern edge of the Porcupine Hills the Nadeau conservation easement is among the last relatively untouched fescue grasslands in Alberta. The landowners strong commitment to conservation has helped ensure this environmentally significant area remains intact. This scenic ranch is an area of incredible biological diversity, providing habitat for many species including elk, mule deer, black bear and cougar.

What you will be doing

You will work alongside NCC staff and experts from Alberta Conservation Association to plant live willow stakes along targeted streambanks. Over time, these stakes will grow roots that help stabilize the soil, preventing erosion and improving flood mitigation.

Why you will love it

Get outside, enjoy the fresh air and get a hands-on lesson in riparian restoration! NCC staff and experts from Alberta Conservation Association will share the long-term conservation vision for this property, and highlight how your efforts will help improve riparian health!


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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 proceed 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

Alberta Conservation Association

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:

  • Close-toed waterproof shoes
  • Warm layers of clothing
  • Long pants
  • Sun hat
  • Rain gear
  • Backpack
  • 1 Litre of water in a reusable bottle
  • Lunch
  • Any necessary medications