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Birch Mountains Wildland
IUCN Category Ib (Wilderness Area)
Birch Mountains Wildland is located in Alberta
Birch Mountains Wildland
Birch Mountains Wildland
Location in Alberta
Birch Mountains Wildland is located in Canada
Birch Mountains Wildland
Birch Mountains Wildland
Location in Canada
Location Wood Buffalo, Alberta, Canada
Nearest city Fort McKay
Governing body Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation

Birch Mountains Wildland is a park in the Birch Mountains in Alberta. It contains a free-roaming wood bison herd.

The area has a very diverse ecosystem that supports lake trout, lake whitefish, cisco, Arctic grayling, walleye, and yellow perch; osprey and bald eagles; and many more. The rare, spore-bearing plant quillwort was discovered in the area in 2004.

The Wildland contains 357,066.96 acres (144,499.87 ha). It is accessible only by fly-in during the summer and by snowmobile during the winter. There are two commercial backcountry lodges in the park: Namur Lake Lodge and Island Lake Lodge. Hiking, fishing, camping, hunting, ice fishing, and on-site OHV riding are welcome.

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