Hikes & Outings

Plateau Mountain Stewardship Hike

Jun 25 2019 - 9:30am

First established as a Natural Area in 1971, the Plateau Mountain Ecological Reserve is the southernmost tip of Kananaskis Country, and represents a geologically and biologically distinct mountain ecosystem within Alberta. The summit of Plateau Mountain provides spectacular views of the montane meadows filled with wildflowers, in addition to Eastern slopes to the west and the prairie to the east. Read more about Plateau Mountain Stewardship Hike

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Plateau Mountain , AB

Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition AGM, Lunch & Hike

May 25 2019 - 10:00am

Join Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition for our Annual General Meeting!

The AGM is on Saturday, May 25th from 10:00am - 12:00pm. Following a group discussion followed by lunch and a hike into the Castle Wildland Park led by Wendy Ryan, James Tweedie and Gord Petersen.

In addition to hearing about the last year, CCWC Board of Directors would like to hear from you! As part of our AGM, we invite you to be part of a group discussion to help shape the future of our advocacy and stewardship efforts. Read more about Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition AGM, Lunch & Hike

Location

Coalfields School Beaver Mines , AB

AWA Hike: Fall Whaleback

Sep 22 2018 (All day)

With AWA Volunteer Nick Pink, and Conservation Specialists Nissa Petterson and Grace Wark

The Whaleback is one of the most spectacular Montane landscapes and boasts incredible diversity.

Cost: $25 AWA Members/ $50 Non-members
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation Gain: Gentle
Estimated duration of hike: 8 hours including a lovely lunch break

Meeting point details distributed the week before to registered hikers Read more about AWA Hike: Fall Whaleback

Location

The Whaleback , AB

AWA Hike: Sandhills and Horse Lake

Sep 21 2018 (All day)

With Heinz Unger and AWA Conservation Specialist, Joanna Skrajny

A full day hike in the Ghost River Forest reserve west of Calgary.

After hiking through a partially cleared forest, the “Sandhills” are reached. They are a unique feature in the foothills ridges with some areas covered by bare sand only. Further beyond are extensive wetlands and a small lake in an area frequented by wild horses. Read more about AWA Hike: Sandhills and Horse Lake

Location

Ghost River Forest Reserve , AB

Climb for Wilderness

Apr 22 2017 - 2:30pm to 6:00pm

The Climb for Wilderness is a signature event. For the past 25 years, it has been held annually at the Calgary Tower – in 2017, it will be held at the iconic Bow Building! Our goal is to increase public awareness of wilderness, wildlife and wild water in Alberta. The Climb for Wilderness provides learning opportunities and the challenges to climb all 1188 stairs and raise funds for Alberta Wilderness Association. The event is known as the best Earth Day event in western Canada and attracts more than 1000 individual participants and 150 volunteers annually. Read more about Climb for Wilderness

Location

The Bow Skyscraper
510 Centre Street SW
Calgary , AB

9th Annual West Castle Wetlands Ecological Reserve Weed Pull

Jul 25 2016 - 3:30pm

Bring a digging tool, drinking water, lunch and insect repellent. If you want to work both sides of the river, please bring water shoes. We are making a difference on the battle against the invasive species. Many hands make light work — come and join us to protect the ecological reserve and enjoy the company of other like-minded workers.

Meet at the Castle Mountain Resort parking lot at 9:30 am. Following the weed pull there will be a BBQ at the T-Bar Pub.

Please RSVP to Wendy Rayn 403-627-4106 or Heidi Eijgel 403-627-1152 Read more about 9th Annual West Castle Wetlands Ecological Reserve Weed Pull

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West Castle Wetlands Ecological Reserve , AB

Christmas Bird Counts

Dec 14 2015 - 7:00am to Jan 5 2016 - 7:00am

From the Bird Studies Canada Christmas Bird Count website:

Started in 1900, the Christmas Bird Count is North America's longest-running Citizen Science project. Counts happen in over 2000 localities throughout the Western Hemisphere.

The information collected by thousands of volunteer participants forms one of the world's largest sets of wildlife survey data. The results are used daily by conservation biologists and naturalists to assess the population trends and distribution of birds.

Each Christmas Bird Count is conducted on a single day between December 14 and January 5. Counts are carried out within a 24-km diameter circle that stays the same from year to year. They are organized, usually as group efforts, at the local level, often by a birding club or naturalist organization.

Read more about Christmas Bird Counts

Location

various locations

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