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Small patch communities of La Butte Creek Wildland Provincial Park

Description

In July 2001 La Butte Creek Wildland Provincial Park (LBCWPP) was surveyed to document small patch plant communities. Small patch plant communities add considerably to the diversity of a site, harbouring flora and potentially fauna dependent on these specialized habitats. They are however often overlooked in vegetation studies because they are not extensive or common enough to be considered representative. The focus of this study was to look within the matrix of the representative plant communities (surveyed and documented by the Ecological Land Classification team) to find and document the small patch communities that may be significant in a provincial context. This work was also significant as there were no previous studies documenting vegetation of this remote area. LBCWPP is located in the northeast corner of Alberta, a remote site accessible in summer only by air or water. The character of the site changes significantly from west to east, as it straddles two natural subregions, the Peace River Lowlands (Boreal Forest Natural Region) and the Kazan Uplands (Canadian Shield Natural Region).

Updated

January 1, 2002

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La Butte Creek Wildland Provincial Park ecological surveys plants provincial parks

Title and publication information

Type
Report
Extent

42 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Community Development (1992-2006)

Contributor

Allen, Lorna

Contributor

Johnson, J. Derek

Contributor

Vujnovic, Ksenija

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Resource Dates

Date Created

2002-01-01

Date Added

2015-11-26T18:31:56.705692

Date Modified

2002-01-01

Date Issued

2002-01-01

Audience information

Identifiers

NEOS catalogue key

2770443

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Environment and Parks