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The potential for wilderness recreation in a sand dune environment in northeast Alberta

by William Adam Nielsen

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Published by University of Alberta, Department of Geography in Edmonton .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sand dunes,
  • Outdoor recreation

  • About the Edition

    Masters thesis. The sand dune area was found to have a variety of features conducive to wilderness recreation, providing that a management program be set up to preserve the environment.

    Edition Notes

    Statementby William Adam Nielsen
    ContributionsAlberta. Alberta Environment. Research Secretariat
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvii, 210 p.
    Number of Pages210
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27549015M
    OCLC/WorldCa70616984

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    The Killpecker Sand Dunes are the second largest sand dune field in North America and stretch from the Ferris Mountains to north of Rock Springs, Wyoming. An area in the western portion of the dunes is protected as a wilderness study area (WSA) prohibiting motorized vehicles (Sand Dunes WSA). The WSA. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources continues to operate in accordance to guidance from the Ohio Department of Health and Governor Mike DeWine in the wake of the COVID coronavirus in Ohio. We want to assure our visitors that we are monitoring the situation closely and doing all we can to protect the public and our staff.

    Backcountry and Wilderness Camping. The Wilderness Act of defines wilderness as "untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain." O acres of Great Sand Dunes National Park and most of Great Sand Dunes National Preserve is legislated wilderness. Dunes are large masses of wind-blown sand, and are most common in deserted environments, such as the Sahara, and also near area with dunes is called a dune system. In physical geography, a dune is a hill of loose sand built by aeolian processes (wind) or the flow of water. Dunes occur in different shapes and sizes, formed by interaction with the flow of air or water.


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The potential for wilderness recreation in a sand dune environment in northeast Alberta by William Adam Nielsen Download PDF EPUB FB2

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A remnant of a forest that existed in a cooler and wetter. Athabasca Dunes is the province's largest Ecological Reserve. It contains part of Alberta's largest active sand dune system - approximately 8 km from north to south and km wide.

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Photo Credit: Travel Alberta Printed April There are sand dunes in the eastern two-thirds of the park that are part of a larger dune field extending northeast along the Athabasca River.

The stabilized dune field is in a transitional state between transverse and parabolic dunes. Parabolic dunes are crescent-shaped, with horns facing upwind. I head out to explore the Athabasca sand dunes, which are located in north eastern Alberta, Canada.

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