[HT/PC-MEDIUM] Ukalta Dunes (PNT) Natural Area


Located about 60 km northeast of Fort Saskatchewan and south of but not on the North Saskatchewan River.

[FP, CHECK NAME, MEDIUM DUE TO NUMBER OF LINKS]

Blazingstar Painted Lady Ukalta (PNT) Natural Area -2017 Alberta Special Places
Blazingstar Painted Lady Ukalta (PNT) Natural Area -2017 Alberta Special Places

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

A Natural Corridor, this PNT helps to link the western foothills with the east-central region of Alberta. The area is characterized by the presence of Aspen (Populus tremuloides)-dominated forests with White Spruce (Picea glauca) and Jack Pine (Pinus banksiana) stands, and is part of a mosaic of forest patches interspersed with agricultural fields [1].

Crown Leases are found to the west and south of the PNT [2]. A site visit in 2017 showed intrusive activity from the east (see photo gallery below).

Ukalta is a locality in Lamont County and is possibly a combination of “Ukrayina” and “Alberta” [3].

Site Statistics

Site NameUkalta Dunes (PNT)
Site TypeNatural Area
SubtypeProtective Notation (PNT)
Natural Region(s)Dry Mixedwood
O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)N/A
PASite ID (Map Ref #)469
Site # (Parks Website)N/A
Total Area64.12 ha. (158.45 ac.)
Steward-Status
Recreation Activities
IUCN
Operated By
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for Ukalta Dunes (PNT) Natural Area

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 the Government of Alberta (All links accessed on 2022-12-31).

  1. Proulx, Gilbert & Dickson, H.. (2013). Photographic Record of Cougar (Puma concolor) in Ukalta Dunes Natural Area, East-central Alberta, Canada. Canadian Wildlife Biology & Management. 2. 80-82.
  2. Maps: Lamont County
  3. List of Canadian place names of Ukrainian origin – Wikipedia
  4. Aubrey, Merrily K., ed. Concise Place Names of Alberta. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2006; p. #.
  • Overgrown Trail - Ukalta (PNT) Natural Area -2017 Alberta Special Places
  • Meadow Blazing star Ukalta (PNT) Natural Area -2017 Alberta Special Places
  • Mature Pines Ukalta (PNT) Natural Area -2017 Alberta Special Places
  • Mature Mixed Forest Ukalta (PNT) Natural Area -2017 Alberta Special Places
  • Intrusive Activity to the East - Ukalta (PNT) Natural Area -2017 Alberta Special Places
  • Entrance Ukalta (PNT) Natural Area -2017 Alberta Special Places
  • Entrance NE corner Ukalta (PNT) Natural Area -2017 Alberta Special Places
  • Screen capture from the SAPAA-Google Map of Ukalta (PNT) Natural Area.

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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