[HT-simple FP Amended] Easyford and Easyford Creek Natural Areas


Easyford and Easyford Creek Natural Areas are located about 5km northwest of Drayton Valley. They are separated by a 300 m wide strip of land.

Easyford Site Map (Government of Alberta)
Easyford Site Map (Government of Alberta)
Easyford Creek Site Map (Government of Alberta)
Easyford Creek Site Map (Government of Alberta)

[HT: should have maps of both Areas; on top of each other]

Map of the Area

Any maps and map views are for general information only. Do not rely on them for navigation or to determine legal boundaries.

Other Information

Vegetation is mainly pine-aspen-white spruce forest with a scattered birch and well-developed herb layer; young aspen-balsam poplar forest; and black spruce/Sphagnum bog. (Alberta Parks website, 2012).

Adjacent or Not? The municipal area of Easyford is located a few kilometres west of the two Natural Areas natural area on Secondary Highway 621. Although they are not shown as adjacent on do not appear to be adjacent per the Government of Alberta’s protected area data set (for on which the above Google map is based), the two Natural Areas appear to be connected on the Brazeau County landownership map. The same map indicates both sites have grazing leases on them [1]. Both areas are heavily disturbed by oilfield activities [FP, do we have a reference, site report, etc.?]

Was Easyford Named for an easy ford? The origin of the name is presumed to be descriptive of a crossing of the Pembina River which is about 6 km west of the NA.

Site Statistics

Site NameEasyford (OC)
Site TypeNatural Area
SubtypeOrder-in-council (OC)
Natural Region(s)Central Mixedwood
O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)454/71
PASite ID (Map Ref #)139
Site # (Parks Website)538
Total Area113.51 ha. (280.49 ac.)
Steward-Status
Recreation Activitiesnone noted
IUCNII
Operated ByParks Division
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for Easyford (OC)
Site NameEasyford Creek
Site TypeNatural Area
SubtypeOrder-in-council (OC)
Natural Region(s)Central Mixedwood
O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)951/75
PASite ID (Map Ref #)338
Site # (Parks Website)539
Total Area113.13 ha. (279.54 ac.)
Steward-Status
Recreation Activitiesnone noted
IUCNII
Operated ByParks Division
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for Easyford Creek

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: Government of Alberta – Easyford Natural Area and Easyford Creek Natural Area [HT: Should also have reference to Easyford Creek NA] All websites accessed 2022-11-05.

  1. Brazeau County Map

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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