Posts Categorized: Westlock County

Pioneer Trail North Foundation

Richard DeSmet grew up close to the land that is now home to the Pioneer Trail North Foundation. The pristine native forest, grasslands and wetland habitat north of Edmonton was his backyard, his outdoor classroom.

Later, with his wife Vera, they continued to live close to the land. They were first to sign up with Alberta’s Natural Area Volunteer Stewards Program. In 2001 they received the provincial ...