The platform at C.W. Scott Viewing Site at Slack Slough - Red Deer, Alberta
Posted by: wildwoodke
N 52° 11.981 W 113° 48.417
12U E 308178 N 5786961
Quick Description: This you are here sign is on the platform and is associated with an interpretive sign for the C.W. Scott Viewing Site at Slack Slough south of Red Deer, Alberta.
Location: Alberta, Canada
Date Posted: 4/23/2012 10:23:40 AM
Waymark Code: WME9ND
The viewing site is named after Charles Walter (Chuck) Scott a conservation officer with Alberta Fish and Wildlife. The text from the plaque at the viewing platform describes Chuck as follows:
Charles Walter (Chuck) Scott
1936 - 1992
This site is dedictated to the memory of C.W.(Chuck)Scott
A Fish and Wildlife Officer in the Province of Alberta for 32 years.
Chuck is remembered as a professional in his duty, a keen naturalist and an exceptional birder. His sincere personal dedication to our natural resources was generously shared with all he met. Committed to family, consciention in preseravation of wildlife and valued by many firends, the impact of his life long contribution remains.
The Alberta Fish and Wildlife Officers Association - 1986
The You are Here Sign is located on the platform and is associated with an interpretive sign that describes the Wetland Habitat, Wetland Vegetation and the importance of shelterbelts that create habitat for wildlife.
The site has parking with a small gravel path walkway to a viewing platform. The whole slough can be viewed from this location, particularly with a good set of binoculars. There are interpretive signs on two sides of the platform to assist in bird and feature identification.
The parking area is relatively small but 10 vehicles should be able to park here in dry conditions.
Some of the best times to stop here are during the spring and fall as this slough is on a major migratory bird path. Swans, geese, ducks, etc. can be expected throughout the migration period. The area has a lot of suitable nesting habitat and as a result some bird will take up residence throughout the summer.