Chedderville Natural Area


Composed of two sites about 30 km south of Rocky Mountain House, Chedderville NA consists of an OC portion that straddles the Clearwater River and a PNT portion that borders the river only on its northeast corner.

Floodplain forest of Clearwater River-Chedderville NA-2022-06-27-(PCotterill)
Floodplain forest of Clearwater River-Chedderville NA-2022-06-27-(PCotterill)

Map of the Area

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Other Information

This site consists of the braided flats of the Clearwater River and a wooded floodplain complex. The origin of the name is uncertain although a Chedderville Cemetery, west of the OC site, appears on maps.

Land is Privately Owned between the OC and PNT. The PNT portion is listed as having a grazing lease [1].

Forested Floodplain is of well-grown balsam poplar and white spruce with a rich shrub understory. Herbaceous species such as sparrow’s-egg lady’s-slipper and round-leaved orchid suggest a calcium-rich organic soil. The presence of relatively uncommon species such as bristle-leaf sedge and northern hedysarum indicate a calcareous riverine habitat.

Site Statistics

Chedderville Site Map (Government of Alberta)
Site NameChedderville
Site TypeNatural Area
SubtypeOrder-in-council (OC)
Natural Region(s)Dry Mixedwood
O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)454/71
PASite ID (Map Ref #)130
Site # (Parks Website)530
Total Area202.06 ha. (499.30 ac.)
Steward-Status
Recreation Activitiescross-country skiing, fishing, hunting, horseback riding
IUCNII
Operated ByParks Division
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for Chedderville
Site NameChedderville (PNT)
Site TypeNatural Area
SubtypeProtective Notation (PNT)
Natural Region(s)Dry Mixedwood
O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)N/A
PASite ID (Map Ref #)130
Site # (Parks Website)N/A
Total Area122.74 ha. (303.31 ac.)
Steward-Status
Recreation Activities
IUCNIV*6
Operated By
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for Chedderville (PNT)

References

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 – Chedderville Natural Area | Alberta Parks (All links accessed on 2022-12-01).

  1. Clearwater County – Land Ownership Maps.

Further Reading

  • Riparian forest of balsam poplar and white spruce-Chedderville NA-2022-06-27-(PCotterill)
  • Round-leaved orchis (Galearis rotundifolia) in floodplain mixedwood forest-Chedderville NA-2022-06-27-(Manna Parseyan)
  • Bristle-leaf sedge (Carex eburnea) on forest floor-Chedderville NA-2022-06-27-(PCotterill)
  • Sparrow's-egg lady's-slipper (Cypripedium passerinum)-Chedderville NA-2022-06-27-(Manna Parseyan)
  • Northern hedysarum (Hedysarum boreale subspecies boreale)-Chedderville NA-2022-06-27-(Manna Parseyan)
  • Northern hedysarum and fireweed (Chamaenerion angustifolium) growing alongside Clearwater River in Chedderville NA-2022-06-27-(Manna Parseyan)
  • Vehicle track with red Indian paintbrush (Castilleja miniata) and willow in Chedderville NA-2022-06-27- Manna Parseyan

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