Wildlife Wander

Event Details

September 27th, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Bohomolec (Coleman), Alberta
Infrastructure / Site Cleanup

Calling all wildlife enthusiasts! If you want to improve habitat conditions in the Crowsnest Pass, and learn more about local wildlife along the way, then this is the event for you! We will start the day off with a walk of the stunning Bohomolec Ranch, looking for evidence of wildlife. Our walk will eventually lead us to a scenic ridge, where we’ll spend the rest of the afternoon removing a stretch of old barbed wire fence and carrying old wire down to remove from the property.

This event is part of the Crowsnest Community and Conservation Weekend, and we encourage you to check out other events while you are in the area!

Please note that this event requires hiking up a ridge and carrying rolls of barbed wire back down. All participants must be physically prepared and equipped for a day of hiking.

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

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About Bohomolec (Coleman)

This 126 hectare (313 ac.) property is part of a significant wildlife corridor across the Crowsnest Valley, known as NCC’s Jim Prentice Wildlife Corridor. Secured in 2008 from a donation, it contains critical habitats for wildlife such as elk, grizzly bears and bighorn sheep. This diverse landscape supports a variety of vegetation communities, including coniferous forests, native grasslands and mixed wood forests.

NCC acquired Bohomolec (Jim Prentice Wildlife Corridor) with the assistance of the Government of Canada’s Natural Areas Conservation Program (NACP), a unique public-private partnership to accelerate the pace of land conservation across southern Canada.

What you will be doing

With our guidance, you will remove an old barbed wire fence, by first removing fencing staples, then rolling up the old wire. No experience necessary! From first-time-fencer to expert roller - all are welcome!

Why you will love it

Before we remove the fence, our Natural Area Manager for the Castle Crowsnest Watershed will lead the group on an educational wildlife walk!

Questions?

Contact Hannah Schaepsmeyer: 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 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
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
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Long pants
  • Long shirt
  • Rain gear
  • Sun hat
  • Backpack
Miscellaneous
  • 1 Liter of water in a reusable water bottle
  • Lunch
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Any necessary medications