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Organizations: Tourism, Parks, Recreation and Culture (2006-2008) Tags: provincial parks

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June 1, 2016

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A short 30-minute drive from Calgary, the picnic areas and campgrounds of the Elbow Valley make a perfect day-outing or weekend oasis. The region includes hundreds of kilometres of trails to challenge the hiker, mountain biker, rider, and cross-country skier. From a gentle meander through the...


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March 8, 2012

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Rochon Sands Provincial Park, on the south side of Buffalo Lake in south-central Alberta, is located 24 km northwest of Stettler. Ecologically it is found in the Aspen Parkland. These studies, conducted annually between 2006 and 2009 and again in 2011, present information on the distribution and...


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July 10, 2011

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An ecological survey of the Park by Kondla & Smith (1972) came up with an impressive 148 species of birds, 25 of mammals, and 225 of flowering plants. Later studies by Wallis (1977), Nordstrom and Wilkinson (1980), Campbell (1983) and Lohr (1993) have added to these totals. The present report...


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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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November 30, 2007

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The main objective of the spring and summer bryophyte surveys was to document the occurrence of rare species at several sites in William A. Switzer Provincial Park and to mitigate possible damage as a result of trail maintenance activities, including the creation of new trail segments, mechanical...


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August 31, 2007

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No rare plant species or special plant communities were observed during the spring rare vascular plant survey. Two potentially rare species observed along the Jarvis Lake Trails should be rechecked later in the season to determine to the species level. The level of confidence in locating rare...


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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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August 1, 2007

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Kakwa Wildland Park, located approximately 160 kilometres southwest of Grande Prairie, is a remote, rugged place of incredible beauty with tree-carpeted valleys, swift clear creeks and high mountain ridges. This fact sheet provides information on the cultural history of the area, describes summer...


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June 29, 2007

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A list of lichens that occurred in ten surveyed sites of William A Switzer Provincial Park was compiled and rare lichens that occurred in these sites were assessed following the protocol of ANHIC for rare plants. Rare lichens found in the park were: Baeomyces rufus, Collema subflaccidum,...