NCC Habitat Restoration: Wonder of the Wildcat Hills

August 9, 2008 - 3:30pm

Nature Conservancy of Canada

What: Volunteers will spend a day at the Nature Conservancy of Canada's (NCC's) Providence Ranch property near Cochrane. This is a 1280-acre property dominated by Douglas Fir stands, White Spruce stands and native grasslands ideal for a wide variety of wildlife. Volunteers will contribute to habitat restoration by removing invasive weeds such as Dalmation Toadflax in order to protect native plant diversity. In addition, volunteers will enjoy a tour of the property guided by its landowner.

When: Saturday, August 9, 9:30 a.m.

Where: This event takes place on NCC's Providence Ranch near Cochrane. Calgary volunteers can meet in the parking lot of the Chapters in Dalhousie Station at 8:30 a.m. for carpooling to the event. All other volunteers will meet at the event site at 9:30 a.m. To get to the event site, drive from the junction of Wildcat Hills Road and Grand Valley Road west on Wildcat Hills Road for 2.4 km, and park by the second black metal gate on your right. For more details on the meeting spots and event, please register at

The Nature Conservancy of Canada is a national non-profit conservation organization that works with landowners to protect Canada's natural habitats. Its plan of action is to build partnerships and develop creative conservation solutions with individuals, corporations, community groups, conservation groups and government bodies. Since 1962, NCC and its supporters have helped to protect nearly 2 million acres (765,000 hectares) of ecologically significant land across Canada.

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Colleen Cole
Conservation Volunteers Coordinator
The Nature Conservancy of Canada
Alberta Region
Tel: 403-444-3547
Cell: 403-809-2770
Email: [email protected]



Providence Ranch near Cochrane , AB