An irregularly shaped Natural Area, this PNT is about 20 km northeast of Westlock and directly south of the hamlet of Nestow.
Map of the Area
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Nestow is a small hamlet (population, 5) northeast of Westlock . Its name was taken from the Cree word for ‘brother-in-law’, although the reason for this choice is not known .
A Central Missing Section completes an otherwise rectangular site. This “missing portion” is owned by Westlock County; the Alberta Conservation Association owns lands to the south and east of the site . The Steward for this area received the Outstanding Individual Steward Award in 2008 .
|Site Name||Nestow (PNT)|
|Site Type||Natural Area|
|Subtype||Protective Notation (PNT)|
|Natural Region(s)||Dry Mixedwood|
|O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)||N/A|
|PASite ID (Map Ref #)||340|
|Site # (Parks Website)||N/A|
|Total Area||116.27 ha. (287.31 ac.)|
|Notes and Comments|
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- Wikipedia, Nestow
- Aubrey, Merrily K., ed. Concise Place Names of Alberta. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2006, p. 226.
- Westlock County, Ownership Map.
- Stewards Conference 2008, Awards, SAPAA Newsletter No. 20 September 2008, p. 2.