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Range Cages To Help ‘Measure Grazing Impact’


Volunteers from TransCanada help NCC to create range cages.

Dailycsr.com – 25 October 2016 – The employees at TransCanada’s head office volunteered with the “Nature Conservancy of Canada” for building “range cages”, whereby their menu contained “pliers, safety goggles, gloves and mesh panels”.
TransCanada has been involved in “Get Empowered giving and volunteering campaign” which lasts for a month, through the same initiative, its employees have been helping in “conservation efforts” of the “non-profit environmental partner” of TransCanada. Likewise, the volunteers also participated in “awareness events” which took place in “Calgary office” of TransCanada.
The range cages thus built by employees of TransCanada will be used for monitoring the “health of grassland plant communities” that are thriving on the lands under the NCC conservation project. Talking about the utility of the range cages, Kailey Setter, working with the NCC’s “conservation engagement”, informed:
“[The range cages] help us measure grazing impact, the rate of growth of plants, because basically what you’re caging, wildlife and cattle can’t get at it”.
“We use it to help us compare the impact of grazed and non-grazed land and that helps inform our management practices on the land because we work really closely with ranchers.”
Moreover, the employees of TransCanada also got an opportunity to explore NCC’s Ontario property, namely Backus Woods, through virtual technology with the help of “NCC’s 3-D virtual reality goggles”. The latter offer a three sixty degree view of NCC forest whereby allowing the employees to “learn more about NCC’s work” on the field of protecting “important natural habitat”, without having leave their workplace. While the Ethical Performance adds:
“Throughout TransCanada’s over two-decade long partnership with NCC, we have provided more than $2.8 million to NCC in support of conservation projects across Canada”.