Golden Ranches (D3-137)


Site Details

This 1,350-acre site is 15 km northwest of Tofield along the east shore of Cooking Lake. It can be accessed from RR 205, 210 or 211 or by Twp Rd 513A, 514 or 515. A private driveway leads to the two quarter sections (SW/SE-36-051-21-W4M) that are privately owned and not part of the site. The portion of NE-25-051-21-W4M lying north of the driveway is also privately owned and not part of the site. Located in the heart of the Cooking Lake Moraine, the site features an impressive 8 km of shoreline and provides an opportunity to view rare avian species, waterfowl and other water birds staging on the lake during migration. The upland habitat is a mixture of mature aspen forest and open grassland, providing habitat for wildlife including moose, white-tailed and mule deer, elk and grouse.

Restrictions

Day use only. No open fires. Foot access only.

Partners

Alberta Conservation Association, Alberta Fish and Game Association, Ducks Unlimited Canada, Edmonton and Area Land Trust, Matrix Solutions Inc., Nature Conservancy of Canada, Suncor Energy Foundation, Syncrude Canada Ltd.

Quarter Sections

NE-30-051-20-W4M, NW/SW/SE-31-051-20-W4M, NW-24-051-21-W4M, NW/NE/SW/SE-25-051-21-W4M, NE/SE-35-051-21-W4M, NW/NE-36-051-21-W4M

Wildlife Management Units

248

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