The Fort St. John Land and Resource Management Plan recommended the area for protection in 1997. It was subsequently designated as a provincial park in 1999.
Milligan Hills Park overlaps with traditional use area of the Fort St. John Beaver First Nation and the Doig River First Nation.
Located in the Alberta Plateau, Milligan Hills Park provides representation of the Clear Hills ecosection and includes the headwaters of the Chinchaga drainage in the eastern section of the Milligan Hills. The area is characterized by level to rolling plateaus with mixed boreal white and black spruce and deciduous forests.
The park provides provincially and regionally significant forest and grassland habitat for endangered Alberta population of Woodland caribou in an area of intensive gas exploration and development. Other wildlife that inhabits the park includes moose, black bear, furbearer and bird species.
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