Gottlob Schmidt, donates native grassland to Alberta's park system

Post date: Dec 8, 2014 5:43:22 PM

Three hundred and eighty hectares of undisturbed native grassland has been donated to Alberta’s provincial parks system. At the request of donor Gottlob Schmidt, who resides on the land near Hanna, the land will become Antelope Hill Provincial Park.

Antelope Hill has high ecological value because it has never been cultivated. It features rare native grasslands, aspen groves and healthy wetlands in addition to being home to a variety of wildlife, including the thirteen-lined ground squirrel, deer and elk.

The park will be managed for wildlife purposes and low-impact recreational uses such as hiking. Hunting, overnight camping and off-highway vehicle use will not be permitted within the park.

Official announcement