2017 FIELD TRIPS
Note: For all ANPC sponsored field trips, participants must sign a form to acknowledge that they have discussed the risks that are associated with their trip.
Touchwood Lake Aquatic Plant Paddle – Saturday June 24th
Please join us for a native plant walk, using your watercraft for a beautiful shoreline tour to see the rich aquatic and riparian plant life and a creek hike up into the high country around the shores of Touchwood Lake.
Touchwood Lake Provincial Park, is located in the Lakeland Park – approximately 30 kms up in Boreal Highlands NE of Lac la Biche. This beautiful pristine lake is surrounded by old growth forests, beautiful little fast flowing streams running directly down into the lake. The small trout streams drain the higher country and are chock full of wild ferns, thick mosses, Balsam Fir and numerous canopy birds. This is a truly beautiful place with amazing biodiversity. There is a beautiful campground there and we will have one site booked in the thick Balsam Fir forest. Start time is 9 am at the main beach area. We can organize carpooling from Edmonton and a group campsite if there are enough people. There is good accommodation in Lac la Biche as well.
Register: firstname.lastname@example.org by June 5
WHITEHORSE WILDLAND PARK: CARDINAL DIVIDE and PROSPECT CREEK
Please contact Kristen to sign up (email@example.com)
Whitehorse Wildland Provincial Park includes about 174 km2 on the eastern side of Jasper National Park. Its subalpine habitats are home to a very diverse plant population including several rare species and stunning mountain views.
Date,Time and Location: Saturday July 8th and Sunday July 9th starting at 9:30 a.m.
The main plant walk will take place July 8th at Prospect Creek, and an additional morning hike will take place at the Cardinal Divide on Sunday July 9th.
Directions: The meeting location will be in Cadomin, AB (about 300 km from Edmonton or 60 km south of Hinton). Exact meeting location will be announced to folks that sign up.
Overnight accommodation: Cadomin Motel has limited accommodation so early booking is essential. Most of the rooms have limited cooking facilities (eg. microwave). There are no other eating places in the village, so come prepared! Nearest other hotels are located in Edson or Hinton.
Camping is available at Watson Ck, 7 km north of Cadomin, or Whitehorse Recreation Area, 5 km south of Cadomin.
What to Bring: Bring your backpack and personal field gear (weather appropriate clothing, sturdy boots, first aid, bug spray, sunscreen, snacks, water, plant ID gear, etc). This is a mountain climate, so bring layers for all temperatures. Be sure to bring lunch and enough snacks and water for a full day. The local store has very limited choice so it’s best to bring your own supplies. Also, be sure to fill your vehicle with gas in Edson or Hinton.
Wolf Lake Shoreline Paddle – Saturday July 15th
Please join us for an aquatic emergent and submerged native plant and riparian paddle along the western shoreline of the glacial Wolf Lake. This beautiful large Boreal lake sports crystal clear waters, lots of amazing plant life and wildlife and great fishing. The paddle is from the Provincial Recreation area campsite and takes a full day. We will see shoreline habitat, rat root, a beautiful bay with the beaver’s, feeding moose and large groupings of yellow pond lilies, reeds and other aquatic plants (great cover for fresh Jackfish for supper). Last location is the mouth of the Wolf River which flows south to reach the Beaver River. The sunsets are amazing and so is the swimming. Located about one hour north and west of Bonnyville, or one hour east and north of Lac la Biche, this beautiful boreal lake has very good camping, great boating and fishing. We will be camping at the site and can accommodate several campers or tents.
Register: firstname.lastname@example.org by July 1