Nestow (PNT) Natural Area

An irregularly shaped Natural Area, this PNT is about 20 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) within 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) northeast of Westlock [1]. Its name was taken from the Cree word for ‘brother-in-law’, although the reason for this choice is not known [2].

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 [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


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.

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

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