|Wilderness Areas, Ecological Reserves, Natural Areas and Heritage Rangelands Act
|16,714.56 Acres / 6,764.14 Ha
|Administration / Information
|South Regional Office
Rocky Mountain - Alpine and Sub-alpine
|Natural Region Description
This site contains diverse habitats - alluvial plains of the Oldman River, alpine tundra, cliffs and extensive old-growth spruce-fir forests believed to be more than 1,000 years old. There are also lodgepole pine forests, grasslands and moist herb meadows in the area. The region provides habitat for grizzly bears, summer range for elk and lambing sites for bighorn sheep. Beehive Natural Area is home to several rare and sensitive species including Canada lynx, peregrine falcon, golden eagle, common nighthawk, pileated woodpecker, yellow angelica, lance-leafed grape fern, Rocky Mountain willow herb and blunt-fruited sweet cicely.
|Land Use Framework Region