Birch Mountains Wildland facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBirch Mountains Wildland
IUCN Category Ib (Wilderness Area)
|Location||Wood Buffalo, Alberta, Canada|
|Nearest city||Fort McKay|
|Governing body||Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation|
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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