Swan Lake Wildlife Management Area
ABOUT THIS WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA
Date Designated: June 13, 2018
Purpose: Management of a unique, relatively shallow marshy lake to provide key wetland and shoreline habitat for resident and migratory birds and animals, including many species at risk.
Size: 471.5 hectares
NATURE AND CULTURE
Fish and Wildlife: Swan Lake WMA lies in the path of a major provincial migration corridor and is an essential resting and feeding stop for migratory birds in spring, late summer and fall. It is also considered to be regionally significant for nesting. Over 200 bird species occur in the area. The lake and surrounding uplands have local significance for small mammals as well as reptiles and amphibians, providing habitat for numerous wildlife and plant species-at-risk and supporting numerous ecological communities at risk.
PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT
Information on management direction and possible restrictions on visitor activities are available from the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development regional office.