Making Habitats Safer for Wildlife

Wildlife habitats are hazardous sometimes, but they don't have to be. Thanks to grants from Alberta Ecotrust and TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, we've been working to make our conservation lands safer for wildlife, and encouraging others to do the same at their rural or urban homes.

Last summer we removed barbed wire from our Boisvert's GreenWoods conservation lands with the help of volunteers, to make the perimeter fences safer for wildlife. Barbed wire fences can often be hazardous to wildlife, such as deer and moose, and even to birds such as owls and waterfowl. A neighbour once recounted that he saw a deer fawn almost get separated from its mother because the fence was difficult to cross. Fortunately for that pair, the fawn found a way through to safety.

Learn more about hazards that wildlife encounter in their habitats, and what you can do to make your neighbourhood safer for wildlife, by visiting our website.

This project was made possible with funding from