[AREA Template]

[TEMPORARY – INSTRUCTIONS – copy and paste into a NEW page]

  1. Create a copy of this template: Ellipsis > Copy Page
  2. These instructions will be deleted as a last step before publishing.
  3. Heading styles are noted below, e.g. H1 = Heading 1.
  4. Sections are as follows;
    1. Title: Name of the area/Page, e.g.:
      1. [LOCATION] Natural Area
      2. [LOCATION] Ecological Reserve
      3. [LOCATION] Heritage Rangeland
      4. [LOCATION] Provincial Park
      5. URL SLUG should abbreviate the type of area to NA, ER, HR and PP.
      6. Example:
        1. Good: alsike-bat-lake-na
        2. Bad: alsike bat lake natural area
    2. Brief Narrative: A ‘hook’ or overview of the area typically under 200 words (and ideally, about 100 words).
    3. Image: a representative image for the area ideally showcasing one of its features (e.g. a stream, hill, particular type of flora/fauna, etc.).
    4. Map of the Area (H1): Location of the area via an interactive map. Use SAPAA – Map of Protected Areas – Google My Maps. If necessary, use the Mapbox. Instructions are available from: Protected Area Style Guide.
    5. Other Information (H1, Optional): key historical notes about the area (its protection, former or nearby owners, etc.) and significant natural details.
    6. Site Statistics (H1): Statistical information available
    7. References and Further Reading (H1): links to government sources about the area, local government information (e.g. county, municipal), societies interested in the area’s preservation and links of general interest to the public or Steward for the area.
      1. Format for Links [LINK] (accessed 2098-12-31)
      2. Government of Alberta – [AREA] (accessed 2098-12-31)
    8. Comments: comments are allowed on the page. Respondents to a comment may be a SAPAA board member, the designated Steward, other Stewards, SAPAA member or a member of the public. AKISMET is used to filter spam comments.
    9. Page Elements:
      1. Feature Image: Not used.
      2. Excerpt: Use hook (Brief Narrative) otherwise:
        • [AREA] is located [DIRECTIONS FROM MAJOR LAND MARK] and current has a [does not have a ] Steward assigned. The area is important due to [REASON – OPTIONAL].
    10. Verify Site Menu: individual pages are only accessible via the List of Protected Areas; individual pages are not displayed on the menu.
      1. Dashboard > Appearance > Menus

[Brief Narrative: A ‘hook’ or overview of the area typically under 200 words (and ideally, about 100 words).]

[IMAGE, if available]

Map of the Area

[Google Map custom code from SAPAA – Map of Protected Areas – Google My Maps]. Instructions are available from: Protected Area Style Guide.

Any maps and map views are for general information only. Do not rely on them for navigation or to determine legal boundaries.

Other Information [OPTIONAL]

Site Statistics

References, Further Reading and Links

The following links are provided as a courtesy but are not verified or endorsed by SAPAA. Clicking on the link will cause you to leave the SAPAA website.

  1. Government of Alberta – [AREA] (accessed 20xx-mm-dd) [OPEN IN NEW TAB]
  2. (accessed 20xx-mm-dd) [OPEN IN NEW TAB]
  3. Sample sources may include:
  4. local government information (e.g. county, municipal), societies interested in the area’s preservation and links of general interest to the public or Steward for the area.
  5. Date all links and references, e.g.: [website] accessed 2099-12-31; [book] bibliography reference with page number; [email, interview] ‘interview with Bob Suruncle, designated government steward’.

Further Reading [OPTIONAL]