Big Island, southwest of Edmonton on the North Saskatchewan River, has attracted humans for thousands of years. For the summer of 2022, a tri-government public consultation wants to hear your opinion on protecting this unique cultural and ecological resource.
The SAPAA site has three broad structures: Administration, Protected Area Visits and the site pages themselves. These last pages cover an important, but often over looked, subset of Alberta’s Protected Areas.
This is the first of a series of blogs which walk even the most cyber-phobic user through SAPAA’s website. SAPAA has an online presence to help Alberta’s Protected Areas. But first, what is the role and reason for SAPAA having a website?
The only road access is at the SW corner of the NA reached by use of Township Rd 514A and Range Road 52. From there an oilfield road runs to the centre of the western boundary of the NA (for details see the Google map). Site receives few visitors; no trails; no disturbance other than the centre west oilfield installation. Tony Blake of Red Deer is the Government-appointed Roving Steward for this and many other Natural Areas in Central Alberta.