Lower Athabasca Regional Plan (LARP) newly established area will enable Alberta to contribute to the largest contiguous boreal protected area in the world. Includes the areas of Richardson River Dunes and Maybelle River Wildland Provincial Parks.
|Wildland Provincial Park
|Provincial Parks Act
|771,137.00 Acres / 312,068.00 Ha
|Administration / Information
|North Regional Office
Boreal Forest - Athabasca Plain
Boreal Forest - Peace Athabasca Delta
|Natural Region Description
Richardson Wildland Park, located south of Lake Athabasca, is part of the largest sand dune complex in Canada. It protects the best of the paleo-longitudinal dunes. Formed soon after deglaciation by southeast winds, longitudinal dunes of this type, size and development are not recorded elsewhere. The park also contains paleo-parabolic dunes and riparian areas along the Athabasca River.
|Land Use Framework Region