[*][HT/PC-MEDIUM] Nestow (PNT) Natural Area

An irregularly shaped NA, this PNT is about 10 km northeast of Westlock and directly south of the hamlet of Nestow.


Nestow (PNT) below red rectangle. Image courtesy of Westlock County, Land Ownership Map.
Nestow (PNT) below red rectangle. Image courtesy of Westlock County, Land Ownership Map.

Map of the Area

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Other Information

Nestow is a small hamlet (population, ~5), east of Westlock and North of Edmonton [1]. Its name was taken from the Cree word for ‘brother-in-law’ although the reason for this choice is not known [2].

A Missing Section completes an otherwise rectangular site. This portion is owned by Westlock County; the Alberta Conservation Association owns the land to the south of the site [3]. The Steward for this area received the Outstanding Individual Steward Award in 2008 [4].

Site Statistics

Site NameNestow (PNT)
Site TypeNatural Area
SubtypeProtective 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 Area116.27 ha. (287.31 ac.)
Recreation Activities
Operated By
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for Nestow (PNT) Natural Area


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  1. Nestow – Wikipedia
  2. Aubrey, Merrily K., ed. Concise Place Names of Alberta. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2006; p. 226.
  3. Westlock County – County Maps
  4. SAPAA Newsletter No. 20 September 2008, Awards, p. 2.

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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