Modeste Creek and Modeste Saskatchewan Natural Areas


These two NAs have nine distinct parcels of land scattered across an area of about 120 square km. They are located North of Highway 39 and mostly south of the North Saskatchewan River.

Modeste Creek and Modeste Saskatchewan Natural Areas (Government of Alberta)
Modeste Creek and Modeste Saskatchewan Natural Areas (Government of Alberta)

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

Modeste Creek Natural Area is comprised of rolling uplands covered in aspen with some balsam poplar and white spruce over a rich shrub and herb understory. The creek is terraced with small spring-fed ponds. Plant fossil material has been found in outcroppings on the steep banks along the creek (Alberta Parks website, 2012).

There are four parcels of land all straddling some portion of Modeste Creek as it flows north towards the North Saskatchewan River.

Modeste Saskatchewan Natural Area encompasses steep banks, river flats and terraces along the North Saskatchewan River valley. There are small creeks in several parcels, including part of Modeste Creek. Most areas are dominated by aspen forest with scattered balsam poplar, birch and white spruce. There are also pure stands of white spruce and birch and a variety of shrublands (Alberta Parks website, 2012).

There are five parcels of land with the southernmost straddling Modeste Creek itself. Three of the remaining five land-parcels abut the south shore (river right) of the North Saskatchewan. The fifthl area is on the north side of the river.

Site Statistics

Site NameModeste Creek
Site TypeNatural Area
SubtypeOrder-in-council (OC)
Natural Region(s)Dry Mixedwood
O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)454/71
PASite ID (Map Ref #)281
Site # (Parks Website)549
Total Area388.63 ha. (960.31 ac.)
Steward-Status
Recreation Activitiesnone noted
IUCNII
Operated ByParks Division
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for Modeste Creek
Site NameModeste Saskatchewan
Site TypeNatural Area
SubtypeOrder-in-council (OC)
Natural Region(s)Dry Mixedwood
O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)454/71
PASite ID (Map Ref #)282
Site # (Parks Website)996.58
Total Area362.81 ha. (896.51 ac.)
Steward-Status
Recreation Activitiesnone noted
IUCNII
Operated ByParks Division
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for Modeste Saskatchewan

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 – Information & Facilities – Modeste Creek Natural Area, Modeste Saskatchewan Natural Area | Alberta Parks (2022-02-18).

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s