Trek into Blind Canyon

Event Details

August 12th, 2019, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Blind Canyon (Twin Butte), Alberta
Habitat Restoration

Come on out for a stunning hike and help with some much needed weed-removal in Blind Canyon! With the Castle Crown Wilderness Coalition, a few beautiful horses and many friendly faces, we’ll be trekking about an hour up-hill to access the affected site. Our main efforts will be focused on Burdock, an especially stubborn, invasive weed. Get out into nature and help us give native plants an edge on their competition!

Everyone must be physically prepared and fully equipped for a strenuous day of hiking. Packhorses will be used to assist in the removal of the weeds.

If you’d like to carpool to the event, please click here. Happy carpooling!

Please email the event contact to join the waiting list.

More Information

About Blind Canyon (Twin Butte)

Based along the rocky mountains, just 12.5 km southwest of Twin Butte, lies the scenic Blind Canyon. This 65 hectare (160 ac.) area features two flowing creeks, a homestead from the 1920s and forms part of a wildlife corridor for species like grizzly bears, bighorn sheep and wolverine. Additionally, 9 rare species have been found in the area, including the endangered limber pine.

Originally under the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation of Canada, Blind Canyon was eventually acquired by NCC, Alberta Conservation Association, and Alberta Fish and Game Association when the foundation closed its Canadian operations in 2009.

What you will be doing

Spend the day celebrating our 3rd annual volunteer weed pull at an old farm site in Blind Canyon! This is a great opportunity to practice your plant identification skills and prevent the spread of invasive weeds.

Why you will love it

Not only will you get to enjoy the scenic Rocky Mountain slopes, but you'll be learning about the area's unique local ecosystem and historical significance, too!

Questions?

Contact Leanne Mitchell: leanne.mitchell@natureconservancy.ca

Please Note

Event will proceed rain or shine. The group will rendezvous at Twin Butte before carpooling to the site. Additional information will be sent out to you prior to the event.

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
  • Sturdy, closed-toe hiking boots with ankle support
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Light layers
  • Rain wear (in case weather changes)
Miscellaneous
  • Minimum 2L of water
  • Backpack
  • Lunch
  • Bug spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Any necessary medications