Elk Island National Park


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Elk Island National Park,

75 sq mi (194 sq km), central Alta., Canada, near Edmonton; est. 1913. It occupies a wooded rolling region in the midst of level farmland. The park is Canada's major fenced preserve for buffalo and other prairie animals. Numerous small lakes offer summertime recreation.

Elk Island National Park

Address:Site 4 RR 1
Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L2N7

Phone:780-992-2950
Fax:780-992-2951
Web: www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/ab/elkisland
Size: 194 sq. km.
Established: 1906.
Location:35 km east of Edmonton, Alberta, on Yellowhead Hwy 16 east.
Facilities:Visitor center, 2 campgrounds, 11 trails (90 km;@di), picnic areas, restrooms, boat launch, 9-hole golf course. Services and facilities are concentrated in Astotin Lake area.
Activities:Camping, hiking, wildlife viewing, boating, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, golfing, environmental education programs.
Special Features:Elk Island is one of four national parks that represent the Southern Boreal Plains and Plateau natural region. It protects a portion of the transitional grassland ecosystem, a landscape that once stretched across the central portion of the continent. In addition to wildlife that includes plains and wood bison, elk, moose, deer, coyote, and beaver, park is home to 250+ bird species.

See other parks in Alberta.
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In studies of moose and ticks at Elk Island National Park, hair loss correlated with rate of tick-induced self-grooming; i.
The two methods, mean % hair loss and HSI, were compared using hair-loss data for moose from Elk Island National Park (Fig.
Unfortunately, long-term data sets to test this assumption are scant because of the difficulty in monitoring a moose population for both moose numbers and tick numbers on an annual basis for many years; 12 years data were collected at Elk Island National Park (Fig.
Samuel and colleagues (see Samuel 2004) studied winter ticks in a closed system at Elk Island National Park in central Alberta, 1978-1996.
2001) put ticks in gauze bags ~2 cm beneath the litter in various habitat types in Elk Island National Park.
The long-term contribution of many colleagues at Elk Island National Park is appreciated.
Winter tick (Dermacentor albipictus') ecology and transmission in Elk Island National Park, Alberta.
Elk Island National Park celebrates its centennial in 2013 and has been recognized by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada for its nationally significant role in the preservation of plains bison in Canada.

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