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|Classification||Wildland Provincial Park|
|Legislation||Provincial Parks Act|
|Park Size||357,066.96 Acres / 144,505 Ha|
|Legal Boundary||Birch Mountains WPP Wildland Provincial Park|
|Administration / Information||780-743-7437|
|Regional Office||Northeast Regional Office|
|District Office||Fort McMurray|
|Natural Region||Boreal Forest - Lower Boreal Highlands|
Boreal Forest - Upper Boreal Highlands
|Natural Region Description|
This park contains one of the most diverse intact hill systems in the Boreal Forest Natural Region. In 2004, the provincially rare aquatic plant quillwort was discovered here. The park contains peatlands, a California gull colony, and one of Canada's only free-roaming wood bison herds outside of Wood Buffalo National Park. Osprey and bald eagles nest in the larger trees around the lakes. Lakes in the park support lake trout, lake whitefish, cisco, Arctic grayling, walleye and yellow perch.
|Land Use Framework Region||Lower Athabasca|