Carnwood Modeste Natural Area


This Natural Area (NA) has a creek and steep embankments incised by several small streams. It is mainly mixedwood forest consisting of aspen- white spruce-balsam poplar. It lacks formal trails but Modeste Creek can be accessed via a service road.

Carnwood Modeste Natural Area, 2022-01-03 site visit - service road from RR53 towards the creek (FPotter).
Carnwood Modeste Natural Area, 2022-01-03 site visit – service road from RR 53 towards Modeste Creek (FPotter).

Map of the Area

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Other Information

GEOGRAPHY. The Carnwood Modeste Natural Area encompasses a creek and steep embankment incised by several small streams; its vegetation is mainly a mixedwood forest of aspen- white spruce-balsam poplar.

BOREAL FOREST. This site lies in the Boreal Forest Natural Region, straddling the Central Mixedwood and Dry Mixedwood Subregions.

MODESTE CREEK. This creek flows northwest, emptying into Buck Lake Creek which discharges into the North Saskatchewan River. Modeste itself is fed by Poplar Creek. [3]

HUMAN HISTORY. Carnwood is an unincorporated community in central Alberta in Brazeau County [2]. The name is believed to be a corruption of Cornwood, a parish in Devonshire, England [4, p. 30].

Site Statistics

Site NameCarnwood Modeste
Site TypeNatural Area
SubtypeOrder-in-council (OC)
Natural Region(s)Central Mixedwood; Dry Mixedwood
O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)454/71
PASite ID (Map Ref #)381
Site # (Parks Website)528
Total Area65.15 ha. (161.00 ac.)
Steward-Status4. Unknown
Recreation Activitiesnone noted
IUCNII
Operated ByParks Division
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for Carnwood Modeste

References, Further Reading and Links

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  1. Government of Alberta – Information & Facilities – Carnwood Modeste Natural Area | Alberta Parks (accessed 2022-01-02).
  2. Wikipedia – Carnwood, Alberta, (accessed 2021-01-08).
  3. The Modeste subwatershed, North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance (accessed 2021-01-08).
  4. Geographic Board of Canada (Peel). Place-names of Alberta. Ottawa: Published for the Geographic Board by the Department of the Interior, 1928.

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