The largest watershed region in Alberta, the Lower Peace is largely forested and relatively undeveloped. The region is home to Wood Buffalo National Park, the largest in Canada.
Centered around the city of Grande Prairie in northwest Alberta, land-use in the Upper Peace includes widespread forestry and agriculture.
Best-known as the home of Alberta’s oil sands industry, the Lower Athabasca region also includes considerable forestry activity and wilderness areas.
Stretching from Jasper National Park in the Rocky Mountains to Lesser Slave Lake, the Upper Athabasca is a predominantly forested region in west-central Alberta.
Home to the capital city of Edmonton, the centrally located North Saskatchewan spans many of Alberta’s natural regions, including mountains, foothills, boreal forest, and agriculture-dominated
The smallest of the watershed regions, the Red Deer is dominated by annual crop production, but also includes a significant amount of prairie grasslands.
The most populated region in Alberta, the South Saskatchewan includes the cities of Calgary, Lethbridge, and Medicine Hat. Much of the province’s prairie grasslands are situated within this region.