Birch Mountains Wildland
|Birch Mountains Wildland|
Location of Birch Mountains Wildland in Alberta
|Location||Wood Buffalo, Alberta, Canada|
|Nearest city||Fort MacKay|
|Governing body||Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation|
The area has a very diverse ecosystem that supports lake trout, lake whitefish, cisco, Arctic grayling, walleye and yellow perch; osprey and bald eagles and many more. The rare, spore-bearing plant quillwort was discovered in the area in 2004.
The Wildland contains 357,066.96 acres. It is accessible only by fly-in during the summer, and by snowmobile during the winter. There are no developed camping facilities in the park, except for two commercial backcountry lodges: Namur Lake Lodge and Island Lake Lodge. Hiking, fishing, camping, hunting, ice fishing, and on-site OHV riding are welcome.
- Parks and Protected Areas
- http://gateway.cd.gov.ab.ca/siteinformation.aspx?id=374 Birch Mountains Wildland Park[permanent dead link]
- Birch Mountains Wildland Provincial Park. albertaparks.ca
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