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Rocky Mountain Featured Sites

Alberta has a wealth of natural landscapes, including flat prairie grasslands, glacier-topped mountains, rolling forested hills and broad river valleys. Many areas of the province, however, have been changed significantly by human activities. Native vegetation is often replaced by cultivated species and the food and shelter required by wildlife may no longer be available. As human populations increase and more agricultural, industrial and natural resource extraction activities take place in Alberta, protected natural landscapes become more and more valuable.

Castle MountainNatural Areas have been protected throughout the province so that current and future generations will have the opportunity to experience and appreciate their natural wonder. Here we would like to share with you some of these places of natural significance within the Rocky Mountain Natural Region.

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