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Hicks

LOCATION

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• Located in Strathcona County
• South of Hastings Lake
• Within the Beaver Hills UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, & Dark Sky Preserve
• 149 Acres
• 105 km drive from central Edmonton

GEOCACHES

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Hicks Footprints

VISITING GUIDELINES

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Please read our full guidelines before visiting our sites.

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“It happened again.

A geocache has lured me to a spot that I never knew existed. After turning in off the range road I was surprised to see such a large parking area complete with posts and a picnic table. Who knew?

After making the short jaunt across the meadow I was able to make a quick find of the cache just where it was supposed to be.

Thanks for the cache and introducing me to a new area!”
— Coolcat21 - Avid Geocacher
 

Wildlife and Habitat

Hicks contains wetlands and Aspen Parkland habitat that have a diverse array of plant life and are home to species such as coyotes, elk, moosebeaver and several species of woodpecker, waterfowl and great horned owl.

Importance

Hicks is located in the Cooking Lake Moraine Natural Area and Prairie Pothole region, which contains numerous welands and aspen forest, and provides critical habitat for wildlife.

The close proximity of Hicks to our Golden Ranches and Ministik sites, as well as other protected areas in the region, adds an important habitat link in the Cooking Lake Moraine Natural Area.

Stewardship Highlights

  • Since the acquisition of the property, fencing and old buildings that posed a barrier to wildlife have been removed.
 

HOW TO GET TO HICKS