Suss out at Susut

Event Details

May 17th, 2018, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Susut, Ponoka, Alberta
Infrastructure / Site Cleanup

This small but important project needs your helping hand. Join us as we venture out to the Susut Conservation Easement. Participants will get to hear about the property history from the landowner of this ecologically significant property while lending her a helping hand to remove some remnant barbed wire. Once completed, participants will have the chance to go on a guided hike of the property, recording all species observations in a mini bio-blitz!

We will be using the iNaturalist app. Learn more about this and download it for yourself by following this link.

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About Susut, Ponoka

In 2005, a conservation easement on the Susut property was donated to the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC). Since then, the landowner and NCC have worked together to ensure that this environmentally significant area remains intact. The Susut property consists of 160 acres, and NCC owns an additional 160 acres to the north. Together, these properties contain important wetland and deciduous forest habitat, providing refuge for a variety of species. In addition, a number of key wildlife areas are in the proximity of the Susut property, such as Crestomere Slough, Battle River, Brook Creek, and Gull Lake.

What you will be doing

Participants will be helping the landowner of this conservation easement by removing a section of unnecessary wire that poses a risk to passing wildlife.

Why you will love it

Participants will be treated to the first hand property history by the landowner herself, as well as a guided tour of this property and a mini bio-blitz!


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Please Note

Additional event details, including directions and parking instructions, will be provided closer to event day. Event will go 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
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 footwear
  • Long pants
  • Long shirt
  • Layers of clothing (light sweater and jacket)
  • Toque
  • Rain gear
  • 1 Litre of water in a reusable bottle
  • Lunch
  • Any necessary medication