[TBD] Ole Buck Mountain Natural Area

Composed of three sections of adjacent land, the area is not accessible without permission from nearby grazing leaseholders, the private road owner (Shell) or the Stoney First Nation.

[HT: Composed of two portions of adjacent land, the area ….]

[PC: I don’t get the area at all. 3 sections would be 1920 acres: the total added up from the site statistics table comes to 984.33 acres. The map shows one section plus the triangular portion. HT: It adds up to 884 ac.]

[HT: With “sections” Frank means “parts”: the large square, the NW triangle
and the very tiny, far western portion of the triangle which is shown on Chris’ map as PNT;
contradicting the govt’s legal map which has no PNT portion.
I don’t think it’s worthwhile to make reference to the far western PNT portion;
down the line we might address this inconsistency.]

Ole Buck Mountain Site Map. Note, the small triangular area in the far northwest has protective notation, not Order in Council protection. (Government of Alberta)
Ole Buck Mountain Site Map. Note, the small triangular area in the far northwest has protective notation, not Order in Council protection. (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

Ole Buck Mountain Natural Area is a rolling, hilly site, slightly incised by creeks and gullies. It is mainly forested by a variety of mixedwood stands of aspen, balsam poplar, white spruce and lodgepole pine.

The site is name for a peak south of the area and just north of highway 68. The NA is surrounded on three sides by the Stoney Indian Reservation (142, 143 & 144). On the east side, the site abuts private land and a provincial grazing lease [1].

[PC: What do the nos. 142, 143 and 144 refer to?]
[HT: This is the ID of the Reserve.
It should be Reserve (we are not in the US).
On the municipal district map this is referred to as : Stoney Indian Reserve 142, 143, 144 (no “&” or “and”)]

No Legal Access

Attempts by the Friends of Kananaskis to access the site have been unsuccessful. Interestingly, the site is apparently accessed by hunters suggesting some accommodation is possible with one of the adjacent landowners [2].

At the inception of the stewardship program, it was managed by Paul Anderson [3]. At the time of writing, it is unclear whether the area has a steward and if so who that is.

[PC: I suggest deleting the paragraph above. Why is Paul Anderson relevant? We do not normally name stewards? Just give the newsletter reference.]

[HT: I agree.
Actually leave this paragraph entirely since the Notice in the newsletter does not really provide any info about the NA?
It would have to go under the Further Reading section,
if we don’t have any relating text.
True enough, the area must have been important in the early days of SAPAA,
but the significance seems to have been lost.]

Site Statistics

Total size of the combined natural areas varies slightly from the Order in Council document as it includes the protective notational component. The following areas are based on the above mapping information provided by the Government of Alberta.

Site NameOle Buck Mountain
Site TypeNatural Area
SubtypeOrder-in-council (OC)
Natural Region(s)Montane
O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)454/71
PASite ID (Map Ref #)286
Site # (Parks Website)875.71
Total Area354.39 ha. (875.71 ac.)
Steward-Status
Recreation Activitiesnone noted
IUCNII
Operated ByParks Division
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for Ole Buck Mountain
Site NameOle Buck Mountain (PNT)
Site TypeNatural Area
SubtypeProtective Notation (PNT)
Natural Region(s)Montane
O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)N/A
PASite ID (Map Ref #)286
Site # (Parks Website)9.23
Total Area3.73 ha. (9.23 ac.)
Steward-Status
Recreation Activities
IUCN
Operated By
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for Ole Buck Mountain (PNT)

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 – Ole Buck Mountain Natural Area – Alberta Parks (2022-06-12).

  1. Challenger Geomatics. “Municipal District of Bighorn No. 8; 2014 Landownership Map.” 1:100,000. MD of Bighorn, June 2014. https://www.mdbighorn.ca/469/Maps.
  2. Ole Buck Mountain Natural Area – Friends of Kananaskis Country
  3. Notice of AGM, November 18, 2000; SAPAA Newsletter No. 3, October 2000.

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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