Swann Song

Event Details

August 17th, 2016, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Swann property, Alberta
Infrastructure / Site Cleanup

The Swann property is an important piece of wildlife habitat currently under provincial protective notation with the provincial government. Join us as we lend our support to Alberta Environment and Parks by removing an old section of cross-fence from this beautiful mountain property.

As a bonus, we’ll be joined by guest expert, Dale Paton. As part of the Montane Elk Research group, Dale investigated elk migration and the impacts of human recreation and development on movement corridors. Join us and learn more about elk movement through the Crowsnest Pass!

Please note, this property features some challenging terrain so participants must be physically able to hike uphill into this site.

If you’d like to carpool to the event, please click here, https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/4kv703 to add your car or join a ride going to the event. There is also a wait list feature if there isn’t a ride there yet that works for you. Happy carpooling!

Please email the event contact to join the waiting list.

More Information

About Swann property

The Swann property is an important piece of wildlife habitat currently under provincial protective notation by the provincial government. Located north of the town of Bellevue, this piece of public land is part of a key movement corridor for wide-ranging mammals, such as elk and grizzly bear.

What you will be doing

Together, our group will hike into the property then split into teams to remove approximately 400 metres of old fence from the middle of the property.

Why you will love it

We'll be joined by special guest, Dale Paton, who will speak about his research on elk travel corridors and the impact of human recreation and industry development on elk movement. After our day of fencing we’ll also take a well-deserved detour to the Old Dairy Ice Cream Shoppe in Bellevue, a former milk and cheese plant that now serves up over 50 flavours of ice cream. As a reward for everyone’s hard work, the ice cream cones will be on us!

Questions?

Contact Kailey Setter: alberta@conservationvolunteers.ca

Please Note

All tools and equipment will be provided, along with snack 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 go rain or shine. Please note, this property features some challenging terrain so participants must be physically able to hike uphill into this site.

Strenuous work will be required
No toilets on site
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:

Clothes
  • Light layers of clothing
  • Long sleeves & pants recommended (to protect against cuts)
  • Hat & sunglasses
  • Sturdy closed-toed hiking boots
Miscellaneous
  • Lunch
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Camera
  • Any necessary medications