Whitecourt Mountain Natural Area

Alberta Parks

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Park Management

ClassificationNatural Area
LegislationWilderness Areas, Ecological Reserves, Natural Areas and Heritage Rangelands Act
Park Size1,345.19 Acres  /  544.4 Ha
Legal BoundaryWhitecourt Mountain NA
Administration / Information780-960-8170 
Regional OfficeCentral Regional Office
District Office Spruce Grove
Natural RegionFoothills - Lower Foothills 
Natural Region Description

This natural area contains plateau and steep slopes of Whitecourt Mountain. It's the regional topographic high point (1,200 m) and has scenic vistas. The site contains the headwaters of several small tributaries to the McLeod River. There are: stony terraces, slumps and seepage areas; white birch dominated by deciduous stands on plateau and upper slopes grading to aspen; some balsam poplar; small stands of white spruce-pine on slopes with some balsam fir; and small scattered shrublands and grassy openings on slopes. Most stands have an understory of Calamagrostis canadensis-oak fern-herbs. This area is a regional extension of the boreal cordilleran zone with associated species such as red elderberry, devil's club, western mountain ash and western meadow rue. There is good wildlife habitat, especially for ungulates.

Land Use Framework RegionUpper Athabasca 
Updated: Jul 5, 2017