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Birch Mountains Wildland
IUCN Category Ib (Wilderness Area)
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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