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Fidler Greywillow Wildland Park

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Created  March 1998
Province  Alberta
Established  March 1998
Area  65.21 kmĀ²
Nearest city  Fort Chipewyan
Fidler-Greywillow Wildland Park
Location  Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, Alberta, Canada
Operator  Alberta Culture and Tourism

Fidler-Greywillow Wildland Park is a provincial park located in northeastern Alberta, Canada within the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. Summer activities include activities like back-country camping, hunting, kayaking, and fishing, and Winters offer Snowmobiling. Random backcountry camping is allowed on Bustard Island.

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Geography

The Fidler-Greywillow Wildland Park lies within the natural regions of the Canadian Shield - Kazan Uplands, and the Boreal Forest - Athabasca Plain.

The park starts at an unnamed creek along the northwest shore of Lake Athabasca to Fidler Point. It also encompasses several islands in the lake; These include Bustard Island, Burntwood Island, and the Lucas Islands To the southeast of Burntwood Island is Egg Island a small island part of the Egg Island Ecological Reserve.

Flora

Forbs specimens included; Drosera anglica (Oblong-leaved sundew), Menyanthes trifoliata (Buck-bean), Triglochin maritima (Side arrow grass). Graminoids specimens included; Carex chordorrhiza (Prostrate sedge), Carex lasiocarpa (Woollyfruit sedge), Carex limosa (mud sedge), Carex rostrata (Beaked sedge), Juncus stygius (Marsh rush), Scheuchzeria palustris (Scheuchzeria). Bryophytes specimens included; Sphagnum angustifolium (fine peat/bogmoss), Warnstorfia exannulata (brown peat moss).

Common trees boitgh on the mainland and islands indclueds the black spruce (Picea mariana), jack pine (Pinus banksiana), white spruce (Picea glauca), and the paper birch (Betula papyrifera) In a 2005 study of flora in the park the first record of Carex echinata (star sedge) was found on Burntwood Island.

Transportation

Travel to the park is float-plane form Fort McMurray, as well people can take a boat ride form Fort Chipewyan. There are no summer access roads that run into the park.

References

Fidler-Greywillow Wildland Park Wikipedia


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