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This week we launch our new 2020 calendar! This full-colour calendar features more than 50 photographs by 31 local photographers.

You're invited to the Calendar Launch on Wednesday October 2 from 6:30 to 8 pm at the Mountain View County office.

Meet the photographers, enjoy refreshments and pick up the calendar.
Your donation of $20 will support Legacy's conservation and stewardship efforts.

Owen Rodger
Conservation Coordinator
 
Hummingbird Moth / Marilyn Phillips

Estate Planning Workshop


Each year Legacy offers an Estate and Succession Planning Workshop for landowners who are interested in learning more about the tax benefits of placing a conservation easement on part or all of their land. 
This day-long workshop will be held Thursday November 21 at Mountain View Community Hall.

It features presentations by Legacy Land Trust Society, lawyer Daniel McPherson with MHR Law and chartered accountant Michael Oosterhof with Dart Bryant. 

Look for details in the October newsletter. For more information or to register for the workshop, please call our office (403) 556-1029.
 
Birch Leaves / Sally Banks

Thank You ALTGP!

This month Legacy completed its annual application to the Alberta Land Trust Grant Program

This program allows land trust organizations, such as Legacy, to help establish and administer new conservation easements on private land.

This grant focusses on conserving ecologically important areas to prevent habitat fragmentation, maintain biodiversity and preserve native landscapes. 

Since 2011 ALTGP has supported the conservation of more than 100,000 acres in Alberta. We would like to thank the Government of Alberta for its support of private land conservation and its staff who work with land trusts to deliver conservation projects. 
 
Forest Floor / Jayne Carlielle

Spotlight on Common Tansy

Have you ever noticed these fluorescent yellow button-like flowers growing in a patch in a ditch, a field or along a waterway?
 

If so, you've seen the noxious weed called Common Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare).

This plant is listed as a noxious weed under the Alberta Weed Control Act because it contains alkaloids that are toxic to livestock and humans. According to Montana State University there have been cited instances of cattle becoming sick and aborting due to ingesting Common Tansy.

These plants have dense creeping rhizomes that primarily grow in the top two feet of soil where they gather as much water and nutrients as possible, making it highly competitive and a threat to biodiversity.

If you are going to remove these golden buttons from your landscape, try to remove as much of the rhizomes as possible—remember to wear gloves and other protective clothing to prevent absorbing the toxins through your skin.

While mowing this weed keep the blades at a high setting to reduce seed spread while leaving desirable plants in the understory unharmed. 

For more information about Common Tansy, check out this fact sheet.

 

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