Two separate areas surrounding the northern half of Bear Lake, located about 30 km northwest of Barrhead, make up this NA. The site contains undisturbed mixed forests and forested peatlands which make for good wildlife habitat.
Map of the Area
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This site contains plant communities which provide good wildlife habitat:
- Undisturbed mixed forests and forested peatlands;
- Rich deciduous forests;
- Uplands of aspen, balsam poplar and paper birch, with some white spruce;
- Black spruce – paper birch/feathermoss forest; and
- Black spruce-tamarack/Labrador tea/Sphagnum moss muskeg.
WHICH BEAR LAKE? There are four lakes in Alberta that “bear” this name, all based on the abundance of this animal in the respective vicinity [1, p. 22]. This Bear Lake is located southwest of Fort Assiniboine and directly south of Holmes Crossing Sandhills Ecological Reserve. The two portions of the site are separated by the lake itself and private land to the north .
|Site Name||Bear Lake|
|Site Type||Natural Area|
|Natural Region(s)||Central Mixedwood|
|O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)||454/71|
|PASite ID (Map Ref #)||388|
|Site # (Parks Website)|
|Total Area||95.16 ha. (235.14 ac.)|
|Recreation Activities||none noted|
|Operated By||Parks Division|
|Notes and Comments|
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. Primary source of information is: Information & Facilities – Bear Lake Natural Area | Alberta Parks. All websites accessed 2022-10-29.
- Aubrey, Merrily K., ed. Concise Place Names of Alberta. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2006.
- County of Barrhead – Landownership Map.