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"Nose Hill is a unique natural environment park located in Northwest Calgary just 15 minutes from downtown. It is 1127 hectares in size, making it the largest municipal park in Canada. Calgarians regard it as a special place where they can escape from the pressures of life and enjoy nature.

Sensitive vegetation, terrain, and archeological sites exist within the park. It contains a significant native rough fescue grassland ecosystem. Over 66 native vascular plant species have been found in the native grassland habitat on the hill including rough rescue, parry oatgrass, prairie crocus, golden bean, bedstraw, golden bean and sage just to name a few. Rough fescue grasslands are considered endangered in North America because more than 95% has been lost to cultivation, tree encroachment and development. The grasslands were most widespread in Alberta prior to European settlement, occupying the more northerly grassland area in Saskatchewan. Today they only exist in pockets like Nose Hill Park. The grassland is one of 7 major native habitat types on the hill. Together they provide excellent habitat for a variety of animals. In fact over 198 wildlife species have been identified on the hill."

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  • Copyright: carie croteau (photochick) Silver Note Writer [C: 8 W: 0 N: 10] (72)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2006-05-10
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/4, 1/640 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2006-06-03 21:27
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