Buffalo Lake Moraine Conservation Area
Buffalo Lake Moraine Conservation Area - #110 in Alberta Discovery Guide and 97.5 km from Red Deer. This natural area is right off of Highway 56 on the east side of the Highway, north of Stettler. There is a parking lot that can fit about 15-20 cars.
This natural area offers stunning views and a wide diversity of plant an animal life. There are wetlands that can be found throughout the area with some upland shrub habitat surrounded by mature poplar forests. There are balsam poplar trees in this area that are over 100 years old! Wildlife in this area include white-tailed and mule deer, moose, coyote, red fox, forest birds, and wetland birds.
There is a pathway in this area called Potter's Seep that is 2 km long that leads to a very unique seepage area. This trail has a number of bird boxes with informative signage indicting the bird species that will most likely use the box. There are numerous other paths made by game animals and some vehicle trails.
Partners that manage this area are Alberta Conservation Association, Alberta Fish & Game Association, Ducks Unlimited Canada, Nature Conservancy of Canada, and TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.
Be cautious of wildlife in the area, open water, and tripping hazards. As an added note bring bug spray.
Happy exploring! This is an amazing area to explore.
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