Wilson Creek Natural Area


This half-section site (130 ha) consists of a western Order In Council quarter-section and an eastern Protective Notation area. A nesting colony of Great Blue Herons resulted in Protected Area status since the early 1970s.

Wilson Creek Natural Natural Area site map (Government of Alberta)
Wilson Creek Natural Natural Area site map (Government of Alberta)

Map of the Area

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Other Information

Wilson Creek Natural Area encompasses an area of rolling topography with wet depressional areas. It supports diverse wetlands, including large beaver pond complexes and a variety of woodland types including white spruce, lodgepole pine, aspen and black spruce. It is home to a colonial nesting site for Great Blue Heron.
The western OC site lies in the Foothills Natural Region, Lower Foothills Subregion, the eastern PNT in the Central and Dry Mixedwood Subregions of the Boreal Forest, together providing a protected area of 130 ha (Alberta Parks website, 2012).

Site Statistics

Site NameWilson Creek
Site TypeNatural Area
SubtypeOrder-in-council (OC)
Natural Region(s)Lower Foothills
O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)454/71
PASite ID (Map Ref #)524
Site # (Parks Website)473
Total Area65.25 ha. (161.23 ac.)
Steward-Status
Recreation Activitiesnone noted
IUCNII
Operated ByParks Division
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for Wilson Creek

Site NameWilson Creek (PNT)
Site TypeNatural Area
SubtypeProtective Notation (PNT)
Natural Region(s)Central Mixedwood; Dry Mixedwood
O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)N/A
PASite ID (Map Ref #)524
Site # (Parks Website)160
Total Area65 ha. (160 ac.)
Steward-Status
Recreation Activities
IUCNIV*6
Operated By
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for Wilson Creek (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 – Information & Facilities – Wilson Creek Natural Area | Alberta Parks (2022-03-06).

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