December 7, 2012
Nestboxes ready for spring!
Thanks to some hard working boy scouts and their leaders, EALT’s Ministik property has brand new nestboxes spread around the property’s large wetlands. These boxes are designed for common goldeneye or bufflehead, two species that are common in the area. Additional boxes were installed for northern saw-whet owls or American kestrels.
Scouts and their leaders braved the cold weather and traversed deep snow to find suitable locations to install the nestboxes, in large trees along the perimeter of four large wetlands on the property.
While many waterfowl species nest on the ground or near the water’s edge, some species such as common goldeneye and bufflehead nest in tree cavities. As habitat is lost, nesting locations for cavity nesting birds are less frequent. By installing these nestboxes, boy scouts and EALT have successfully enhanced this habitat for these types of birds.
This project was financially supported by the Alberta Conservation Association.
Common goldeneye nestbox
November 26, 2012
Help EALT Conserve Land for Our Future!
EALT is committed to protecting the water, air, land and wildlife of our region, as well as its scenic beauty. In just a few short years, we have protected several natural areas around Edmonton and we owe it all to our supporters, volunteers and donors.
We feel our role is vital to ensure that the benefits of nature are received by all people, now and in the future. And let's not forget about the wildlife! Protecting natural areas around Edmonton ensures that creatures like this moose, have been seen in all our properties, have a place to live and raise their young.
Can you help us secure more homes for animals, like this majestic moose? As we become more successful in conserving properties, we have to find additional funds to manage and steward them, and to help secure more conservation lands.
Your donation today will help us continue protecting natural areas for people and for wildlife, in perpetuity. Funds help us develop management plans to steward our properties, and allow us to pursue new ecogift lands which all have acquisition costs.
We don't ask you for donations very often, and only come knocking once a year, to ask that you consider helping the Edmonton and Area Land Trust continue to be successful.
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Yours in conservation.