[HT-Simple*] Heatburg Natural Area

Heatburg Natural Area NA is a small area on the Red Deer River, about 40 km downstream of the City of Red Deer. surrounded by private land. There is no public access from Highway 11Being surrounded by private land, public access is via the Red Deer River only.

Heatburg Site Map (Government of Alberta) we should be able to get a photo from Claudia L.

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

Adjacent to the Red Deer River, the NA has typical badlands topography with steep and heavily eroded river banks. have badlands-type features; diverse habitats; upland aspen forest; mixed grass-sedge community on river flats. [HT: this is repeated below]

2021 Site Visit. Heatburg Natural Area is a bit of a hidden gem, in that there is no public access to the site other than the Red Deer River. It lies along the north shore in the Great Bend of the Red Deer River, in Lacombe County, near Content Bridge. The landforms are badlands-type features: upland aspen forest and mixed grass-sedge on the river flats. Charges were laid in 2016 for illegal grazing but a visit in 2021 showed that local leaseholders are respecting the property [1].

Site Statistics

Site NameHeatburg
Site TypeNatural Area
SubtypeOrder-in-council (OC)
Natural Region(s)Central Parkland
O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)454/71
PASite ID (Map Ref #)208
Site # (Parks Website)78.1
Total Area31.61 ha. (78.11 ac.) agrees with legal
Recreation Activitiesnone noted
Operated ByParks Division
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for Heatburg NA


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 – Heatburg Natural Area | Alberta Parks (2022-11-02).

  1. A Walk on the Wild Side to Heatburg Natural Area, – October 3, 2021 by Claudia Lipski, citizen steward; January, 2022 #41, SAPAA Newsletter No. 41 January 2022, pp. 8-9 7-8. [HT:to conform with earlier practice]

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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