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Pipestone Creek Dinosaur Initiative

Impacts Northern Alberta

RADF Investment: $1,888,500

Other Investment: $629,500

Total Investment: $2,518,000

Project Period: August 2009–August 2012

Economic Development Economic Development
Sports, Recreation or Culture Sports, Recreation or Culture

T: 780.532.2362

E: bbrake@countygp.ab.ca

Project Description

The Pipestone Creek Dinosaur Initiative will help position the Peace Region as Alberta's next great dinosaur destination. Based in the Grande Prairie District, this project will open the region to tourism, education, and economic development, while protecting a rich paleontological resource.

Expected Outcomes and Benefits         

All projects go through a selection process to ensure they will improve the quality of life for Albertans. This project meets this objective through the following outcomes and benefits:

  • Develop the Northern Dinosaur Trail to aid tourism and economic development
  • Develop the Pipestone Bone Bed as an outdoor classroom to train paleontology students
  • Provide education courses for paleontology enthusiasts of all levels
  • Create an online community forum to catalogue fossils for professional research and invite members of the public to share their fossil collections using interactive media
  • Market the region's paleontological and geological assets to develop international interests
  • Assist museums with the display and interpretation of their fossil holdings to aid tourism
  • Engage the public to assist the stewardship of paleontological resources
  • Identify fossil outcrops