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

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

Blind Canyon (Twin Butte)

Based along the rocky mountains, just 12.5 km southwest of Twin Butte, lies the scenic Blind Canyon. This 65 hectare (160 ac.) area features two flowing creeks, a homestead from the 1920s and forms part of a wildlife corridor for species like grizzly bears, bighorn sheep and wolverine. Additionally, 9 rare species have been found in the area, including the endangered limber pine.

Originally under the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation of Canada, Blind Canyon was eventually acquired by NCC, Alberta Conservation Association, and Alberta Fish and Game Association when the foundation closed its Canadian operations in 2009.

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