[HT/PC-MEDIUM] Gooseberry Lake, Monitor, and Sounding Lake, (PNTs) Natural Areas


These three PNT sites are in close proximity to each other but not adjoined. They are roughly 220 km east of Red Deer and about 40 km west of the Saskatchewan provincial border.

[FP, I COMBINED THE THREE AS THERE IS VERY LITTLE INFORMATION ON THE PNTS THEMSELVES. SUGGESTED REFERENCE FORMAT IS [2, P.##].

Screen capture from the SAPAA-Google Map of the Gooseberry Lake, Monitor, and Sounding Lake, (PNTs) Natural Areas.
Screen capture from the SAPAA-Google Map of the Gooseberry Lake, Monitor, and Sounding Lake, (PNTs) Natural Areas.

Map of the Area

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Other Information

Gooseberry Lake Provincial Park, south of its namesake PNT, was one of the first eight provincial parks were established in 1932. The other seven were: Aspen Beach, Park Lake, Sylvan Lake, Saskatoon Island, Lundbreck Falls, Ghost River, and Hommy [1]. The name is likely descriptive of the plant found in the area [2, p. 133].

Hamlet of Monitor was originally named Sounding Lake and was changed to align with the new CPR Station. The name is likely part of a battleship naming theme in the area which includes Consort and Fleet [2, p. 216]

Sounding Lake is an English Translation of the original Cree name. Various mythologies exists as to its origin including the place where buffalo where born [2, p.300].

Site Statistics

Site NameGooseberry Lake (PNT)
Site TypeNatural Area
SubtypeProtective Notation (PNT)
Natural Region(s)Northern Fescue
O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)N/A
PASite ID (Map Ref #)94
Site # (Parks Website)N/A
Total Area194.45 ha. (480.51 ac.)
Steward-Status
Recreation Activities
IUCN
Operated By
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for Gooseberry Lake (PNT) Natural Area
Site NameMonitor (PNT)
Site TypeNatural Area
SubtypeProtective Notation (PNT)
Natural Region(s)Northern Fescue
O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)N/A
PASite ID (Map Ref #)97
Site # (Parks Website)N/A
Total Area782.59 ha. (1933.82 ac.)
Steward-Status
Recreation Activities
IUCN
Operated By
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for Monitor (PNT) Natural Area
Site NameSounding Lake (PNT)
Site TypeNatural Area
SubtypeProtective Notation (PNT)
Natural Region(s)Northern Fescue
O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)N/A
PASite ID (Map Ref #)38
Site # (Parks Website)N/A
Total Area65.00 ha. (160.31 ac.)
Steward-Status
Recreation Activities
IUCN
Operated By
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for Sounding Lake (PNT) Natural Area

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 the Government of Alberta. (All links accessed on 2022-12-16).

  1. History of Natural Areas and Ecological Reserves 1977-1994, January 2022, SAPAA News #41 p. 6.
  2. Aubrey, Merrily K., ed. Concise Place Names of Alberta. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2006; p. 300.

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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