Location: Tomahawk, Alberta

Landowner:​ Western Ranchlands Association “Tomahawk Ranch”


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The proposed pollinator planting will be integrated into a new eco-buffer shelterbelt on Tomahawk Ranch, a 14,000 acre property within the Mixwood Boreal. By increasing wildflower abundance and diversity, the association hopes to attract greater diversity and abundance of pollinators such as bees, butterflies, moths and beetles.  The wildflower seed mix will be interspersed along the edges of the new eco-buffer shelterbelt, which will be approximately 160m long by 15m wide and planted with pollinator friendly shrubs like pincherry, chokecherry and raspberry. 



The eco-buffer shelterbelt has been prepared for planting pollinator-friendly shrubs and trees in June 2020.

Alberta Conservation Association sampled native bees at Tomahawk Ranch in 2019 using blue vane traps (photo: L. Engley).


Alberta Conservation Association

Since 1997, Alberta Conservation Association (ACA) has encouraged all Albertans to enjoy the outdoors. Conserving the fish, wildlife and habitat resources we enjoy makes Alberta the beautiful and balanced place it is. Conservation is about keeping our connections to the past, getting outdoors now, and most of all—shaping our quality of life as we take on tomorrow.