it looks like winter has come and gone again and we are now
able to get into spring and summer activities.
Friends were busy during the winter months conducting a hunter
survey for the Blackfoot (Wildlife Management Unit 936), hosting
Hot Chocolate Sundays, helping at the Canadian Birkebeiner,
and participating at the Edmonton Boat & Sportsmen's Show.
have also been doggedly working on our Forest Fire Lookout Tower
Project and are now at the point where we hope to have the completed
plan within the next couple of weeks. This has been a lengthy
and somewhat frustrating procedure.
script Feb-2011 ... the Fire Tower is now in place ... see photo
have completed the geotechnical survey and have found that the
proposed site is suitable for the tower. The original tower
location has been found and there are plans to establish a trail
to it and erect a marker on the site.
other news, we have several events this month in which we will
be participating: On May 15 we will put on a display at Ardrossan's
Rural Living Days. Our main purpose will be promotion of the
fire lookout tower.
May 27 we are holding our 2010 Annual General Meeting and Barbecue.
All members and potential members are cordially invited. So
bring a buddy with you.
our AGM, we will hold a draw for a set of Celestron binoculars,
as well as a Yardley Jones' print of a Blackfoot trail.
with a current 2010 Friends' membership will be entered in these
draws. We will also have door prizes to be won, and some guest
29 is the Ultra Marathon and we will help out with that event
as well. If anyone is interested in volunteering, let us know
and we will provide you with details.
would like to give a special thank you to our vice-president,
Lorne Berrecloth, for all the hard volunteer work he has done
helping to clear downed trees from the trails. This seems to
be a never-ending job due to the windy conditions we have been
final thought to all of you who like to hunt in the Blackfoot:
the Blackfoot is a great place to hunt, and although grouse
populations have been down over the last couple of years, hopefully,
they will be on the rebound this year. The draw applications
for moose and elk will soon be out and there are excellent opportunities
for quality hunting in the Blackfoot.
to see you all on May 27 at the AGM.
of Blackfoot Society
- 2013 Board of Directors