Riding Mountain National Park

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Riding Mountain National Park,

1,148 sq mi (2,973 sq km), SW Man., Canada, W of Lake Manitoba; est. 1929. A wooded region with small glacial lakes, on the highest part of the Manitoba escarpment, it is a recreation area and big-game sanctuary.

Riding Mountain National Park

Address:General Delivery
Wasagaming, MB R0J2H0

Web: www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/mb/riding
Size: 2,968 sq. km.
Established: 1933.
Location:Highway 10 connects Brandon, 95 km to the south, with Wasagaming (the park's visitor services center) and continues to Dauphin, 13 km beyond the park's northern border. From the east, Highway 19 enters the park through the scenic escarpment region.
Facilities:Visitor center, 5 family campgrounds, backcountry campsites, 400 km of hiking, biking, and horse trails; Wasagaming, the park's townsite, offers a full range of visitor services including accommodations, restaurants and shopping.
Activities:Camping, hiking, horseback riding, boating, canoeing, swimming, fishing, wildlife viewing, guided hikes and interpretive programs, junior naturalist program, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling.
Special Features:Forming part of the Manitoba Escarpment, park is situated at the crossroads where habitats characteristic of eastern, western, and northern Canada meet and mingle in a diverse pattern of forest and grasslands, hills and valleys. It offers the greatest mix of wildlife and plants in southwestern Manitoba, including 60 species of mammals and 260 species of birds. It also features a captive bison herd and some of the highest concentrations of moose and elk in the area.

See other parks in Manitoba.
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Take a paddle boat trip around Clear Lake in the Riding Mountain National Park (www.
Wolves, Canis lupus, killing denning black bears, Ursus americanus, in Riding Mountain National Park area.
Dans cet article, les auteurs presentent les resultats d'un programme pilote prometteur utilisant diverses methodes pour mettre sur pied une strategie et un cadre de surveillance des impacts dans le Riding Mountain National Park.
The paper describes the framework that led to successful implementation of a backcountry-monitoring program in Riding Mountain National Park and identifies place, people, and process as key factors that contributed to the framework's acceptance and implementation.
For example, previous attempts to establish a monitoring program in Riding Mountain National Park have failed for a variety of reasons, including overly complex monitoring protocol (process), lack of trained personnel (people), limited time to perform monitoring (process), low priority afforded to monitoring (process), user group's concerns that monitoring was intended to restrict access (people), and a sense that superiors viewed other activities as a priority (process).
Place, people, and process represent three key elements that were identified as central to developing an appropriate monitoring strategy for the backcountry of Riding Mountain National Park.
The setting for the research was Riding Mountain National Park (RMNP), located in southwestern Manitoba, Canada (Figure 1).
Backcountry use in Riding Mountain National Park has shown a steady increase over the past few decades, rising from just over 700 visitor nights in 1972 to nearly 3000 in 1999 (RMNP).
Overall, physical and social data collected during the study suggest that the impacts of recreationists in the backcountry of Riding Mountain National Park is, at current levels of use, static.
During the course of this research it became evident that Riding Mountain National Park is in possession of a great deal of information concerning both backcountry use and the physical environment of the park.
Riding Mountain National Park is an island of pine, aspen, spruce and bunchgrass prairie that sprawls along the edge of a glacial escarpment in Manitoba.
The camp is located on the shores of beautiful Lake Katherine in Manitoba's Riding Mountain National Park.