Butcher Creek Natural Area

Alberta Parks

Information & Facilities

Information: 403-748-3939
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Hunting in Butcher Creek Natural Area

More information: 780-960-8170 or 403-340-7691

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Park Management

Classification Natural Area
Legislation Wilderness Areas, Ecological Reserves, Natural Areas and Heritage Rangelands Act
Park Size 507.68 Acres / 205.46 Ha
Legal Boundary O.C. 531/87
Administration / Information 403-748-3939
Regional Office Central Regional Office
District Red Deer
Natural Region Boreal Forest - Dry Mixedwood
Natural Region Description

The majority of this natural area is located on an old floodplain and is an excellent example of riparian habitat. From moist moss-covered spruce woods to dry open meadows, the area contains a wide range of vegetation communities. There are alder and willow shrubland thickets in wet depressions, abandoned channels, islands and river shoreline. In drier areas, aspen and balsam poplar forests flourish.

Land Use Framework Region Red Deer
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Updated: Jul 25, 2022