The Great Stake Collection

Event Details

May 3rd, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Nadeau (Fort Macleod), Alberta
Habitat Restoration

The stakes are high! Join us as we partner with the Alberta Conservation Association to harvest willow stakes for use in an on-site restoration project.

Live willow staking is a technique used to reduce erosion and increase the health of streambanks and waterways. Over the course of the day we’ll work together to collect and prepare willow stakes for planting later this month.

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

Please email the event contact to join the waiting list.

More Information

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

With guidance from experts, you will collect and prepare live willow stakes so they can be planted on the property later this month.

Why you will love it

Not only will you will have the opportunity to learn more about restoration from NCC and our partners, you'll also hear about the restoration vision for the streambanks on site and find out how your contribution will help to improve riparian health in the area!


Contact Hannah Schaepsmeyer:

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:

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