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Topics: Environment Organizations: Tourism, Parks, Recreation and Culture (2006-2008) Publication Type: Fact Sheet

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September 1, 2008

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Nature is given a helping hand in Fish Creek Provincial Park by wetlands constructed to collect storm water runoff from streets in the surrounding communities. This information sheet explains how a number of engineered wetlands throughout Fish Creek Provincial Park work to collectively filter...


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December 1, 2007

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Fish Creek Provincial Park is an oasis of nature surrounded by urban development. The various habitats in the Park offer refuge for a wide variety of bird species. Without this natural area and others like it in the city, many of these birds would not be able to exist in Calgary. This information...


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August 1, 2007

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Hay-Zama Lakes Wildland Park preserves a huge 486-square-kilometre wetland located approximately 120 kilometres west of High Level that is visited by thousands of waterfowl each year. The Hay-Zama Lakes area has long been recognized by Aboriginal peoples for its natural values, and conservation...


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May 1, 2007

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Provides information on amphibians that might be seen in Fish Creek Provincial Park (including the wood frog, tiger salamander, northern leopard frog, and boreal chorus frog) and steps visitors can take to help perserve healthy populations of amphibians in the park.


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January 1, 2007

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Rattlesnakes : The word strikes fear into the hearts of many, but it is a fear which is undeserved. Prairie rattlesnakes are occasionally seen a Writing-on-Stone, but there is no need for visitors to be concerned. To find out more about this fascinating creature and to learn about “snake safety”,...


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June 1, 2006

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Fish Creek Provincial Park has several of the known snake hibernacula (group wintering dens) in south central Alberta. This information sheet provides information on snakes in Fish Creek Provincial Park and what visitors should keep in mind if they see a snake in the park.


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June 1, 2006

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Describes the past and current presence of Great Blue Herons in Fish Creek Provincial Park.


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April 1, 2006

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Describes the presence of coyotes in Fish Creek Provincial Park, and steps visitors in the park can take to co-exist with coyotes and to prevent unfavorable interactions with them in the park.


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April 1, 2006

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Invasive plants are recognized worldwide as one of the greatest threats to biodiversity, because of their ability to out-compete native plants. Native vegetation is the cornerstone of healthy habitats and their relationship to other native plant species, soil, and animals is complex and delicate....