[HT-Simple] Douglas Fir Natural Area

Located on the eastern shore of Abraham Lake. The site includes a stand of Douglas Firs which are native to but uncommon in Alberta

Douglas Fir Site Map (Government of Alberta)
Douglas Fir Site Map (Government of Alberta)

Map of the Area

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Other Information

The Douglas Fir Natural Area (3.21 km2), located west of Rocky Mountain House, includes a stand of Douglas fir on the south shore of Abraham Lake. It has highly diverse plant communities, with abundant Douglas fir in pure & mixed stands; accessible by foot & canoe only; ungulate habitat. The natural area was established or expanded as part of the Special Places program (Alberta Parks web site, 2012).

FIR-REAL! The Douglas-fir is not a true fir, hence its Latin name Pseudotsuga menzesii (Pseudo meaning not real, or fake). It is primarily found in British Columbia and along the west coast. Douglas-fir forest crosses into Alberta in only a few places [1].

Site Statistics

Site NameDouglas Fir
Site TypeNatural Area
SubtypeOrder-in-council (OC)
Natural Region(s)Montane
O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)416/98
PASite ID (Map Ref #)582
Site # (Parks Website)791.34
Total Area320.25 ha. (791.34 ac.)
Recreation Activitiesnone noted
Operated ByParks Division
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for Douglas Fir


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 – Douglas Fir Natural Area | Alberta Parks. All websites accessed 2022-11-12.

  1. NCC: Douglas-fir forest (natureconservancy.ca)

Further Reading

Editing, Review and Silence Procedure

  1. FRANK: Publish page
  2. HUBERT/PATSY: Assign page for editing by update tbd in the Title (4-
  3. Review for readability and alignment to SAPAA organizational reputation.
  4. Best available image
  5. Review for accuracy including:
    1. Correct map and site statistics
    2. Area size is correct
    3. Standards (e.g. use of hyphens, spelling, etc.)
    4. References are accessible and and notes match
  6. Review for formatting, e.g.: Centered captions, No empty blocks
  7. TEAM: Last walk through
    1. Any final discussion or notes
    2. Remove [name] from title
    3. Add to log book for silence procedure
    4. Delete these notes.

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