Nature Conservancy of Canada Knapweed Rodeo

July 12, 2008 - 4:00pm

What: Volunteers will join the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) for a day of invasive plant removal at NCC’s West property near Waterton Lakes National Park. Volunteers will round up some invasive Spotted Knapweed in order to protect the native plant diversity of this ecologically significant area. In addition, volunteers will enjoy a tour of this scenic property guided by landowner Rick West, and a barbecue in the late afternoon.

Why: NCC purchased this 1,082-acre property from Mr. and Mrs. West in the fall of 2003. The property is mostly forested, but also contains open grassland and riparian areas. These habitats support several wildlife species including Black bear, Moose, Elk, American badger, and Red-tailed hawk, and it is an important movement corridor for wildlife along the Belly River.

For more details and to register: Visit or contact Colleen Cole at [email protected] or 403-444-3547.

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.


NCC's West Property near Waterton Lakes N.P. , AB