Newton Lake Natural Area


This small site is located on the western shore of Newton Lake, in the Boreal Forest Natural Region, Dry Mixedwood Subregion. To the north a Crown grazing lease occupies the northeast and northwest shores of the Lake [1].

Newton Lake Natural Area, 2020-12-28 (F.Potter)
Newton Lake Natural Area, 2020-12-28 (FPotter)

Map of the Area

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Other Information

Newton Lake Natural Area (34 ha) consists of moderately to strongly rolling terrain adjacent to Newton Lake, 20 km southeast of Barrhead. The vegetation is primarily upland aspen forest with some depressional areas. The lake provides good waterfowl habitat. (Alberta Parks website, 2012).

The NA is relatively remote and, apart from a few off-highway vehicle tracks close to the access, there is very little in the way of human disturbance [2].

Site Statistics

Site NameNewton Lake
Site TypeNatural Area
SubtypeOrder-in-council (OC)
Natural Region(s)Dry Mixedwood
O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)519/95
PASite ID (Map Ref #)516
Site # (Parks Website)552
Total Area34.48 ha. (85.20 ac.)
Steward-Status
Recreation Activitiesnone noted
IUCNII
Operated ByParks Division
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for Newton Lake

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 – Newton Lake Natural Area | Alberta Parks (2022-02-18).

  1. County of Barrhead (Alberta, Canada), 2016 Landownership Map. 1:100,000. Alberta, July 2016.
  2. Site visit (unpublished), 2020-12-28; F. Potter.

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