Underwood June 2021
Underwood - 38.0 km from Red Deer. To reach this area head east on Highway 42 turning south on Range Road 254A right after the yield sign there is a gate with an Nature Conservancy of Canada Sign. Park in the ditch and don't block any gates.
The more you explore this area the more you find! Having habitat patches of grassland, wetland and aspen forest. This natural area is rich in plant diversity with some notable flowering species: sticky and Richardson's geraniums, harebell, mountain death camas, wood lily, yellow ladys slipper, and prairie smoke. Many different species of wildlife use this area including white-tailed and mule deer, coyote, red fox, muskrat, beaver, forest birds, wetland birds and grassland birds.
There are a few oil lease sites on this property so there are truck paths to walk on. Be mindful this area also leads to the Boote NCC property which needs permission to access (www.connect2nature.ca). Underwood does not need permission to access.
The partners than manage this area include Alberta Fish and Game Association and Nature Conservancy of Canada.