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Glory Hills

LOCATION

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• Located in Parkland County
• North of Stony Plain
• 110 Acres
• 90 km drive from central Edmonton

GEOCACHES

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Hoo Goes ThereReflecting at Glory HillsThe Young and the Old

VISITING GUIDELINES

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“I have always loved the sight of Great Blue Herons flying, dinosaur-like, or standing along a lake or stream. On a February day from the dock of this country acreage, I spotted a cluster of nests high up in some poplar trees about a kilometre from where I was standing. I said to Lorne that it was a sign - our own heronry - we had to move here. And, we did, seventeen years ago. We loved it so much that within a couple of years, my dream was to protect all the lands around the lake. In the fall of 2012 we first saw the signs indicating the Glory Hills Conservation Lands had been established as part of the EALT. Half of my dream had come true!”
— Patty Klak, local steward
 

Wildlife and Habitat

This natural area is located in the transition zone between the Boreal Forest and Aspen Parkland regions, and therefore contains a wide variety of plant and animal life.

The site contains dense aspen forest, open grassland, wetlands and a lake. It is home to a range of iconic Canadian wildlife species, including moose, beaver, coyote, deer, fisher, fox, ruffed grouse, a breeding pair of loons, and is adjacent to a great blue heron colony.

Importance

Glory Hills is located within the Glory Hills Environmentally Significant Area. Wetlands on the property are part of a chain of wetlands that help filter and protect our water supply.

The surrounding areas are under pressure for country residential development.

Stewardship Highlights and Recent News

  • We installed 39 nest boxes for birds, and one nesting platform for loons.
  • Through our significant efforts to control invasive plants, the lake shoreline is experiencing recovery and a surge in native plant species.
 

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