Sunday, 08 May 2016 09:00

Nesting boxes help save waterfowl – with a little help from a city girl

Written by Michael Short
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Elma visits the backcountry by mule with Jim Potter of the ACA Elma visits the backcountry by mule with Jim Potter of the ACA

When Jim Potter of the Alberta Conservation Association approached us about buiilding and installing waterfowl nesting boxes, we had no idea it would involve tree climbing and pack mules. And when I say we, I really mean my co-host Elma.  I tend to fall off horses, or in this case, mules, so I sent Elma along with Jim for a day of adventure.

Jim Potter installing a waterfowl nesting box

Jim Potter of the Alberta Conservation Association, installing a waterfowl nesting box

When it comes to building and setting up nesting boxes, there is no one who has the experience of Jim, and let’s just say his method for getting these boxes out on his property is rather unique.

Feature Video with Elma Mehmedbegovic (Begovic) and Jim Potter

For more details on the Waterfowl Nesting Habitat Enhancement program visit the Alberta Conservation Association

Delta Waterfowl also has an active Hen House Program - worth checking out!

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