Decodon, pontederia and buttonbush (Photo by Caroline Tanguay/NCC)

Decodon, pontederia and buttonbush (Photo by Caroline Tanguay/NCC)

A. Russell Easement (Twin Butte)

This 65 hectare (162 ac.) property, just 11 km southwest of Twin Butte and bordering Waterton Lakes National Park, is made up of scenic aspen forests, native grasslands and riparian wetlands. Species that frequent the area include sandhill crane, moose, American black bear, and elk, using the region as a wildlife corridor for annual migratory patterns. The secured lands in the Waterton region also provide a natural buffer for the biologically sensitive park, which faces serious pressures from human activity.

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