Committed to the Beaver Hills

Several organizations actively engage volunteers in stewardship and conservation in the Beaver Hills Biosphere.

If you are looking for an opportunity to learn about, contribute to and connect with the Beaver Hills, these organizations, with the support of volunteers, steward land, promote conservation, research, education and recreation in the region.

The work they do makes a difference and epitomizes what it means to live and work in harmony with nature to inspire a positive future. Connect with them and see where opportunity takes you.

Monarch Butterfly Surveys

There is a volunteer opportunity at Elk Island National Park where research is being conducted to monitor butterfly diversity and Monarch butterfly presence within the park. This work is being done in partnership with Mission Monarch, an organization that uses citizen science to determine Monarch butterfly presence across Canada, and is being led by Dylan Perrott, a student at the University of Alberta.
There are multiple surveys to participate in for this project including a monthly milkweed and blooming plant survey, a weekly immature monarch survey, and a bi-weekly adult butterfly survey where all butterfly species will be documented. The surveys start May 27 and will finish at the end of summer when the butterflies are less prevalent.
If you are interested in lending their butterfly identification experience and working with diverse butterflies in the park, you can reach out to