Beaverhill Natural Area (NA) adjoins the Beaverhill Lake Heritage Rangeland Natural Area to the north and together they form a 18,000 ha preserve for flora, birds and other fauna.
Map of the Area
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SOUTH SHORE: This site protects the islands and part of the south shore of Beaverhill Lake; the extensive shoreline and variety of marshes, fields and aspen woods adjoining the lake provide a wide range of habitats. The site is known for its diversity of bird species, and the Beaverhill Lake Bird Observatory (BBO) has conducted bird-banding operations since the 1980s. There are excellent opportunities each spring and autumn to view hundreds of migrating waterfowl and shorebirds, songbirds, and hawks; double crested cormorants & pelicans nest on the islands when water levels are favourable (Alberta Parks web site, 2012).
The BBO received the Outstanding Group Steward Award from Alberta Parks in September 2007 for their work for not only this NA but also the adjoining Beaverhill Lake Heritage Rangeland Natural Area.
|Site Type||Natural Area|
|Natural Region(s)||Central Parkland|
|O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)||378/87|
|PASite ID (Map Ref #)||87|
|Site # (Parks Website)||425|
|Total Area||410.00 ha. (1013.11 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: Government of Alberta – Information & Facilities – Beaverhill Natural Area | Alberta Parks (2022-02-07) .
- Beaverhill Lake Heritage Rangeland Natural Area (SAPAA website)
- SAPAA Newsletter No.34 September 2016, pp. 3-4
- SAPAA Newsletter No. 41 January 2022, pp. 6-7