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 La Butte Creek and Colin-Cornwall Lakes Wildland Provincial Parks.
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|Classification||Wildland Provincial Park|
|Legislation||Provincial Parks Act|
|Park Size||1,629,405 Acres / 659,397 Ha|
|Administration / Information||780-743-7437|
|Regional Office||Northeast Regional Office|
|District Office||Fort McMurray|
|Natural Region||Canadian Shield - Kazan Uplands|
|Natural Region Description|
This park contains large lakes, sand deposits, wetlands and bedrock outcrops. There are sand plains and dunes along the shore and back shore of Cornwall Lake and scenic rocky islands in Colin Lake. Forests are jack pine and aspen. There are unique kettle wetlands north of Colin Lake. Preliminary field studies have documented rare plants on the unique south facing grasslands. Extensive sand and gravel outwash plains and wetland complexes provide habitat for provincially rare plants including lens-fruited sedge, knotted pearlwort and sunpine sedge. Provincially rare birds (mew gull and semipalmated plover) nest on Colin Lake. Bald eagle and osprey are also common.
|Land Use Framework Region||Lower Athabasca|