Ross Creek


Site Details

Ross Creek was expanded in 2017 from 937 acres to 1,097 acres. This site is located approximately 15 km east of Medicine Hat along the Trans-Canada Highway. This purchase conserves native prairie and enhances habitat for game species, such as pronghorn, sharp-tailed grouse, and ring-necked pheasant, and for species at risk, such as Sprague’s pipit and northern leopard frog. Over 600 acres consist of native grass communities, and nearly 300 acres are comprised of a mix of riparian vegetation along Ross Creek, tame grasses, and ephemeral wetlands. During wildlife inventories, 70 different species were observed, including eight species at risk.

Restrictions

Day use only. No open fires. Foot access only. There is a small subdivision in the northwest corner of NW 09 that is not part of this site.

Partners

Alberta Conservation Association, Alberta Fish & Game Association, Government of Canada Habitat Stewardship Program for Species at Risk, La Terra Ventures Inc., Medicine Hat Fish & Game, Multiple Species at Risk, Pheasants Forever Canada – Calgary and Chinook Chapters

Quarter Sections

NW/NE/SW/SE-08-012-03-W4M, NW/SW-09-012-03-W4M, NE-09-012-03-W4M

Wildlife Management Units

148

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