7:00 PM, Lebel Mansion
Whitebark pine is an important species in the upper subalpine ecosystem. It has a positive impact on watersheds by regulating streams flows, and it provides food, cover and breeding habitat for various wildlife species. This presentation will provide a brief overview of the ecology and health of the whitebark pine in the Castle area.
Saturday September 15 - Middle Kootenay Pass - Leader Sue Guerra
This moderate hike promises spectacular fall colors we make our way from the upper part of the West Castle Valley road to Middle Kootenay Pass and on to a series of three BC lakes. Good chance for huckleberries along the trail, but also be aware that this is prime grizzly country. We’ll have lunch at the largest and uppermost lake situated in a picturesque alpine bowl flanked by larch on the south shore. Depending on the group and weather, we may proceed up to the ridge. For those interested in fly-fishing, the lake has an abundance of small cutthroat trout…please have a BC sport fishing license and practice catch-and release.
Approximately 10k m round trip and 400 m elevation variation to the lake.
To register, call hike leader Susan Guerra 403-526-9415 or 403-528-6717 before noon on Sept. 14 (out of cell service area after this time)
Monday September 17 - 6th Annual Great Canadian Shoreline Clean Up - Beaver Mines Lake
Come out and help us keep our shorelines bright and beautiful. Meet at the boat dock on Beaver Mines Lake at 9:30 AM. Dress for the weather, bring a hat, sunscreen, bug repellent water and a bag lunch. Registration is requested but not required. To register please call Wendy at 403-627-4106 or Carolyn at 403-627-5059.
These and other CCWC programs and events are made possible through grant funding provided by the Alberta Conservation Association, Land Stewardship Centre, Alberta Ecotrust, Oldman Watershed Council and Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative.