The Sandy Lake Wilderness Area is a 167-hectare Environmental Reserve in the west of Sturgeon County. The area’s maintenance and use has been largely self-regulated. Sturgeon County Council passed a motion on June 8, 2021 to explore opportunities for several projects including the Sandy Lake Wilderness Area. In order to properly enhance the use of the area, a concept plan and biophysical assessment were initiated to identify potential amenities and natural area management approaches. The biophysical assessment includes things like the natural and sensitive features in the area.
The purpose of the project is to prepare a Sandy Lake Wilderness Area Concept and Natural Area Management Plan.