Willmore Wilderness Park



Willmore Wilderness Park




   Prepared by Ted Ritzer, May 2002
Willmore Wilderness Park Facts
•   Established in April 1959
•   Size: 4,597 square kilometres
•   Trails: ~750 kilometres...
Access
• 3 Main Access Points:
• Rock Lake-93 unit campground, 5 km from
  SE boundry of Willmore.
• Big Berland-18 unit c...
46% of the use of Willmore is by equestrians
57% of the people that visit Willmore are from Alberta
Bighorn Ewes-female sheep
Bighorn Lamb




               Lambs are born
               Late May, early
               June
Bighorn Biology
• Sheep stay in bands
  led by old ewe, with
  mix of ewes, lambs &
  yearlings
• Rams over 3 yrs form
  t...
Bighorn Biology
• Bighorns are grazers,
  feeding on grasses &
  flowers, but they will
  eat shrubs if they
  have to
• C...
Mountain Goats
Mountain Goat Biology
• Groups of nannies
  and kids form during
  the summer
• Billy goats only join
  the females in the...
Mountain Goat Biology
• Can live to 14 yrs, like
  Bighorn Sheep
• Are snip feeders, not
  grazers
• Diet of grasses, sedg...
Kids are born in
Late May to early
June
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Willmore Wilderness Park.Ppt
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Willmore Wilderness Park.Ppt

  1. 1. Willmore Wilderness Park Willmore Wilderness Park Prepared by Ted Ritzer, May 2002
  2. 2. Willmore Wilderness Park Facts • Established in April 1959 • Size: 4,597 square kilometres • Trails: ~750 kilometres of trails • Wildlife: Mountain Caribou, Moose, Elk, Bighorn Sheep, Moutain Goats, Grizzly Bear, Black Bear, Cougar, & Wolves
  3. 3. Access • 3 Main Access Points: • Rock Lake-93 unit campground, 5 km from SE boundry of Willmore. • Big Berland-18 unit campground, 8 km east of park, adjacent to the Berland River. • Sulphur Gates-10 km north of Grande Cache off Hwy 40, no campground, staging area only.
  4. 4. 46% of the use of Willmore is by equestrians
  5. 5. 57% of the people that visit Willmore are from Alberta
  6. 6. Bighorn Ewes-female sheep
  7. 7. Bighorn Lamb Lambs are born Late May, early June
  8. 8. Bighorn Biology • Sheep stay in bands led by old ewe, with mix of ewes, lambs & yearlings • Rams over 3 yrs form their own bands in spring • Rams rejoin ewes in fall for the mating season.
  9. 9. Bighorn Biology • Bighorns are grazers, feeding on grasses & flowers, but they will eat shrubs if they have to • Can live up to 14 yrs • Predators: wolves, coyotes, cougar & golden eagle
  10. 10. Mountain Goats
  11. 11. Mountain Goat Biology • Groups of nannies and kids form during the summer • Billy goats only join the females in the late fall for mating season • They are better climbers than Mountain Sheep, and occupy higher ground.
  12. 12. Mountain Goat Biology • Can live to 14 yrs, like Bighorn Sheep • Are snip feeders, not grazers • Diet of grasses, sedges, and rushes • Predators: Cougars, & Eagles, can attack on cliffs • Usually safe from all else if they can reach a cliff
  13. 13. Kids are born in Late May to early June
  14. 14. THE END Willmore Wilderness Park THE END For further information on Alberta Parks and Protected Areas consult our web site at: http://www.cd.gov.ab.ca/gateway If you do not have access to the Internet, public access to the Internet is provided by your local public library.

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