Wildlife and Habitat
This natural area is located near Coal Lake, and borders Pipestone Creek itself, including an ox bow lake.
This natural area features several vegetation community types, including spruce woodlands, aspen parkland, and dry grassland slopes that feature plants not commonly found this far north in Alberta.
Pipestone Creek is home to a variety of wildlife, including deer, great blue heron, cedar waxwings, hermit thrush, and many other songbirds and small mammals. Trumpeter swans have also been seen flying overhead during migration.
Photos: Dorothy Monteith, Barry MacDonald, EALT
Pipestone Creek is an important habitat corridor for wildlife. By securing this natural area, we ensure that the creek and riparian area are conserved. The creek is also important for a healthy water supply, and conserving the area around the creek helps keep the watershed healthy.
Stewardship Highlights and Recent News
- In partnership with The Carbon Farmer, 31,400 trees and shrubs were planted to restore habitat for wildlife.
- To prevent damage from off-highway vehicles, we installed fences and gates, as well as outreached in the local community about the importance of this natural area. Read our Pipestone Creek brochure here.
Plants saved from a highway widening project and Replanted at Pipestone Creek conservation area!
Take a tour of beautiful fall colours at Pipestone Creek!
There's so much to see in spring at Pipestone Creek!
Celebrate National Wildlife Week
The best sight to see what something we didn't see at all
Visit our Natural Areas
We planted native flowers at Pipestone Creek to restore pollinator habitat.