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Canadian Birkie Ski Festival

Time: All Day
Location: Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area

Adventure awaits at Canada’s premier classic-style cross country ski festival!

Get outdoors, get active and embrace winter. Take part in recreational and competitive cross country ski events at Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area in the heart of the Beaver Hills Biosphere.

The festival runs February 9 - 24, 2024. The main Birkebeiner event takes place February 10, 2024.

Learn more and register today.

Indigenous Conservation Campfire Conversation

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Virtual

Join us in 2024 for a monthly online discussion on Indigenous conservation. Each month, participants will read, listen or view content about Indigenous conservation. Our Indigenous Engagement Coordinator Bob Montgomery will then host an online conversation to discuss that article, podcast or video.

This series is a judgment-free zone designed for professional curiosity and development. Ask questions, share thoughts and learn together about the importance of Indigenous connection to and protection of land, water and climate.

Learn more and register today.

Rural Residential Stewardship: Workshop 1 - Working With Beavers

Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Lower Level Strathcona County Hall - CH-Meeting Room L3

Are you an acreage owner living in the Beaver Hills Biosphere? Join us at this free, informative workshop where you will learn from guest speakers about and participate in workshop activities that will help you understand:

  • The role beavers play in surface water management
  • The municipal perspective on managing beavers
  • How to co-exist with beavers on the landscape
  • How to better manage and improve your property, including what you can do to mitigate the impacts of drought and flood
  • The Beaver Hills Biosphere's Rural Residential Stewardship Program  
  • And more

Presented by Beaver Hills Biosphere with support from the Green Acreages program and resources.

Register today.

Rural Residential Stewardship: Workshop 2 - Meet the Stewards in Your Neighbourhood

Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Beaver County, venue TBD

Are you an acreage owner living in the Beaver Hills Biosphere? Join us at this free, informative workshop where you will hear from guest speakers about the importance of stewardship on small acreages. You'll also listen to and interact with acreage owners who have participated in the Biosphere's Rural Residential Stewardship Program and/or Land Stewardship Centre's Green Acreages Program.

If you want to know how to manage your acreage, hobby farm or recreational property in a more sustainable manner, this is a great opportunity to discuss best practices, get advice and learn from others like you who have implemented stewardship projects to conserve and protect the valuable natural assets, such as air, land, water, wildlife, associated with their properties.

Presented by Beaver Hills Biosphere with support from the Green Acreages program and resources.

Register today.

More than Footprints: Exploring and interpreting the tracks and sign of wildlife

Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: University of Alberta Augustana Miquelon Lake Research Station

Join us for this combined classroom and outdoor workshop where we will practice identifying wildlife by their tracks and learn to ask and answer deeper tracking questions and interpret some of the other signs of animals that we might discover, like:

  • How was this animal moving?
  • How fast was this animal moving?
  • What was this animal eating?
  • Who pooped here, and why did it poop at this spot?
  • Who lives in this hole?

Presented by Fiera Biological Consulting and hosted by Beaver Hills Biosphere.

Seating is limited to 20 attendees. Reserve your spot today!

Rural Residential Stewardship: Workshop 3 - Living With Wildlife

Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Within the Beaver Hills Biosphere, venue TBD

Approximately 13,000 people live in the Beaver Hills Biosphere, and thousands of seasonal tourists, nature lovers, hikers, skiers and outdoor enthusiasts visit the region's parks and natural areas every year. In this predominantly rural community, as the human population grows and visits increase, encounters with the Biosphere's diverse wildlife increase as well.

Are you an acreage owner living in the Beaver Hills Biosphere? Join us at this free, informative workshop where you will hear from guest speakers about living with all kinds of wildlife, learning not just how to avoid or prevent negative or dangerous encounters, but also why it's important to create safe spaces in which wildlife and humans can thrive together.

Presented by Beaver Hills Biosphere with support from the Green Acreages program and resources.

Register today.

Indigenous Conservation Campfire Conversation

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Virtual

Join us in 2024 for a monthly online discussion on Indigenous conservation. Each month, participants will read, listen or view content about Indigenous conservation. Our Indigenous Engagement Coordinator Bob Montgomery will then host an online conversation to discuss that article, podcast or video.

This series is a judgment-free zone designed for professional curiosity and development. Ask questions, share thoughts and learn together about the importance of Indigenous connection to and protection of land, water and climate.

Learn more and register today.

Indigenous Conservation Campfire Conversation

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Virtual

Join us in 2024 for a monthly online discussion on Indigenous conservation. Each month, participants will read, listen or view content about Indigenous conservation. Our Indigenous Engagement Coordinator Bob Montgomery will then host an online conversation to discuss that article, podcast or video.

This series is a judgment-free zone designed for professional curiosity and development. Ask questions, share thoughts and learn together about the importance of Indigenous connection to and protection of land, water and climate.

Learn more and register today.

Indigenous Conservation Campfire Conversation

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Virtual

Join us in 2024 for a monthly online discussion on Indigenous conservation. Each month, participants will read, listen or view content about Indigenous conservation. Our Indigenous Engagement Coordinator Bob Montgomery will then host an online conversation to discuss that article, podcast or video.

This series is a judgment-free zone designed for professional curiosity and development. Ask questions, share thoughts and learn together about the importance of Indigenous connection to and protection of land, water and climate.

Learn more and register today.

Indigenous Conservation Campfire Conversation

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Virtual

Join us in 2024 for a monthly online discussion on Indigenous conservation. Each month, participants will read, listen or view content about Indigenous conservation. Our Indigenous Engagement Coordinator Bob Montgomery will then host an online conversation to discuss that article, podcast or video.

This series is a judgment-free zone designed for professional curiosity and development. Ask questions, share thoughts and learn together about the importance of Indigenous connection to and protection of land, water and climate.

Learn more and register today.

Indigenous Conservation Campfire Conversation

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Virtual

Join us in 2024 for a monthly online discussion on Indigenous conservation. Each month, participants will read, listen or view content about Indigenous conservation. Our Indigenous Engagement Coordinator Bob Montgomery will then host an online conversation to discuss that article, podcast or video.

This series is a judgment-free zone designed for professional curiosity and development. Ask questions, share thoughts and learn together about the importance of Indigenous connection to and protection of land, water and climate.

Learn more and register today.