Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area Observation Tower II

The Canadian Wildlife Service is proposing to undertake the construction of an observation tower located at the Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area, near to the Last Mountain Regional Park, which shares a boundary with our Protected Areas. The Last Mountain Lake Wildlife Area is one of 10 national wildlife areas identified under the Connecting Canadians to Nature initiative that supports connecting Canadians to the natural world.

The scope of the project includes the construction of an observation tower with a footprint of approximately 56 sq.m, supported on concrete pilings, along with a 100m mowed access trail on an undeveloped yet historically disturbed site. The proposed work will be completed during fall / winter and during a period when disturbance to migratory birds and other wildlife will be minimal. This is also the dry season, thus soil disturbance and compaction will be minimal as well. All necessary measures to address potential erosion and limit the construction footprint will be employed. All exposed surfaces will be contoured back to natural topography, reseeded with a native plant seed mix and covered with native hay mulch at the completion of construction. The project will result in the loss of 56 sq.m of grassland habitat.

Latest update

September 12, 2020 - The assessment decision statement has been issued to the proponent.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Notice of Determination - Observation Tower II PDF (388 KB) September 8, 2020


Sean LeMoine
The Canadian Wildlife Service
Sean LeMoine, Protected Areas Specialist
9250 - 49th Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6B 1K5
Telephone: 902-830-8014

  • Location

    • Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area (Saskatchewan)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
    • Recreation and Tourism
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    The Canadian Wildlife Service
  • Authorities

    • Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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