The IMS Summer tour has been approved for 2.5 CEU's to use towards your CPRM or CRMC
Hotel accomodations are at the Best Western Wainwright Inn & Suites; 1209-27th St.; Wainwright, Alberta
A block of rooms has been reserved for July 17-19 under Society for Range Management for $119.99 + tax. Book early as room rates expire July 1.
Camping accomodations are at the Red Feather Ridge Lodge near Vermilion, Alberta for $10/night (see map)
Directions to Red Feather Ridge Lodge:
From Edmonton: Take Yellowhead Highway #16 east to Range Road 80 (east of Mannville). Turn south on Range Road 80. Go 6 miles south to Township Road 494. Turn east on 494 and go 1 1/2 miles. Red Feather Ridge Lodge is on the South side of the road.
From Wainwright: Take Highway 41 north to Township Road 492. Turn west on Twp Rd. 492 and go 6 miles. Turn north on Range Road 80 and go 2 miles to Township Road 494. Turn east on 494 and go 1 1/2 miles. Red Feather Ridge Lodge is on the south side of the road.
Agenda—Multiple Use on the Range in the Central Parkland Natural Subregion:
Thursday, July 17th:
5:00 pm Arrive at Red Feather Ridge Lodge and set up camp.
BBQ and Sample Local Faire Social *
Friday, July 18th:
Meet at Red Feather Ridge Lodge to board bus at 8 am
Due to regulations on CFB Wainwright all participants MUST ride the coach bus
Morning Tour of Round Rock Ranch
PFRA Bale Grazing Experiment
ALUS (Alternative Land Use Services) Program
Oil & Gas
Winter Grazing Natives
Alberta Beef Producers Env. Stewardship Award 2013
11:30-Lunch* at Riverdale Campground on the Battle River with speaker from Battle River Watershed Alliance
12:45 Arrive at CFB Wainwright
Afternoon at CFB Wainwright:
Comparing burned vs. non-burned regime
Typical grassland type for area
Military use on landscape
Weed control program on base
Unique features on landscape (Bog & Fen)
Evolution of cropland back to grassland
Wildlife on base
4:30-Depart CFB Wainwright for Red Feather Ridge
6:00-Supper* at Red Feather Ridge: roast beef & all the trimmings (price of supper includes 1 drink ticket)
Enjoy local beer from Ribstone Creek Brewery, Edgerton & wine from Barr Estate Winery, Sherwood Park
Speakers to follow after supper
Saturday, July 19th:
8am-9:30 am Breakfast Pastries* & Coffee at Red Feather Ridge Lodge
9:30-10 am Tear down camp and safe travels home
*If you have any dietary restrictions or food-related allergies, please email Jill Burkhardt with those requests.