Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park

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provincial park in Alberta, Canada

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Geographical coordinates: 51.9439 -112.964

Wikipedia

English Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park

Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park is a provincial park in Central Alberta, Canada, located about 103 km (64 mi) southeast of Red Deer and 16 km (9.9 mi) east of Trochu. The park is situated along the Red Deer River and features badlands topography. Its name derives from the large plateau in the middle of the park, 200 m (660 ft) above the Red Deer River, which has never been developed by humans and retains virgin prairie grasses.

The park is situated at an elevation ranging from 720 m (2,360 ft) to 875 m (2,871 ft) and has a surface of 34.5 km2 (13.3 sq mi).

The park is the site of an ancient buffalo jump, where Cree native people drove bison over the cliffs in large numbers to provide for their tribes. The hills also contain unique flora and fauna that are not found this far east of the Rocky Mountains in as large numbers as at Dry Island. The park contains the most important Albertosaurus bone bed in the world, which was first discovered by Barnum Brown in 1910 and rediscovered by Dr. Phil Currie in 1997. The bone bed excavation was halted at the end of August, 2005. Dr. Currie left the Royal Tyrrell Museum in October 2005 to become the Canada Research Chair with the Biological Sciences Department at the University of Alberta. Under university auspices, excavation at the bone bed has continued in the summers of 2006, 2007 and 2008.

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French Parc provincial de Dry Island Buffalo Jump

Le parc provincial de Dry Island Buffalo Jump est un parc provincial situé dans le centre de l'Alberta, au Canada, situé à environ 103 km au sud de Red Deer et 16 km à l'est de Trochu. Le parc est situé le long de la rivière Red Deer et est formé de Badlands. Son nom dérive du grand plateau situé au milieu du parc, à 200 m au-dessus la rivière Red Deer, qui n'a jamais été mis en valeur par les humains et conserve ses prairies vierges.

Le parc est situé à une altitude allant de 720 m à 875 m et a une superficie de 15,9 km2.

Le parc est le site d'un ancien précipice à bisons, où les autochtones poussaient les troupeaux de bisons vers les falaises pour subvenir à leurs besoins. Les collines ont également une flore et une faune rares. Le parc contient le gisement le plus important d’Albertosaurus au monde, découvert par Barnum Brown au début du XXe siècle et mis en valeur par le Dr Phil Currie en 1997.

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Swedish Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park

Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park är en park i Kanada. Den ligger i provinsen Alberta, i den centrala delen av landet, 2 800 km väster om huvudstaden Ottawa. Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park ligger 751 meter över havet.Terrängen runt Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park är platt österut, men västerut är den kuperad. Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park ligger nere i en dal. Den högsta punkten i närheten är 885 meter över havet, 1,0 km väster om Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park. Trakten runt Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park är nära nog obefolkad, med mindre än två invånare per kvadratkilometer.. Närmaste större samhälle är Big Valley, 15,6 km nordost om Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park.

Trakten runt Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park består till största delen av jordbruksmark. Trakten ingår i den hemiboreala klimatzonen. Årsmedeltemperaturen i trakten är 4 °C. Den varmaste månaden är juli, då medeltemperaturen är 20 °C, och den kallaste är december, med −14 °C.

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Wikivoyage

English Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park

This park is day-use only, but picnic sites with firepits are available. Camping may be done at Tolman east or west campgrounds at the south end of the park.

Websitehttps://www.albertaparks.ca/parks/central/dry-island-buffalo-jump-pp/
Last Edit2019-02-18

English Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park

This park is day use only, but picnic sites with firepits are available. Camping may be done at Tolman east or west campgrounds at the south end of the Park.

Last Edit2019-02-18

English Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park

This park is day use only, but picnic sites with firepits are available. Camping may be done at Tolman east or west campgrounds at the south end of the Park.

Last Edit2019-02-18
fr parc provincial de Dry Island Buffalo Jumpja ドライ・アイランド・バッファロー・ジャンプ州立公園
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