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

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

Hayden-Hedenstrom (Mountain View)

Only 16 km west of Mountain View, along the eastern edge of the Waterton park front, lies a portion of one of the largest private land conservation initiatives in Canadian history. Thanks to the vision of our partners and the long-term commitment of local ranchers, this 315 acre (127 ha.) property can continue to act as a buffer for the biologically sensitive park area. Its aspen forests, open meadows, and wetlands serve as important habitat for local plants and wildlife, such as the Columbia spotted frog, sandhill crane, striped coralroot, and northern fringed gentian.

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