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Cypress Hills Provincial Park

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Information: 403-893-3833

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              ClassificationProvincial Park
              LegislationProvincial Parks Act
              Park Size50,532.86 Acres  /  20,450.65 Ha
              Legal BoundaryCypress Hills Provincial Park
              Administration / Information403-893-3777 
              Regional OfficeSouth Regional Office
              District Office Cypress
              Management PlansCypress Hills PP - Forest and Fire Management Strategy (2009)
              Cypress Hills Provincial Park Management Plan
               
              Special DesignationsInter-Provincial Park
              Natural RegionRocky Mountain - Montane
              Grassland - Mixedgrass 
              Natural Region Description

              This park contains mixed and lodgepole pine forests that provide habitat for a variety of wildlife species including moose, elk, white-tailed deer, mule deer, antelope, fox, porcupine and bobcat. More than 200 species of birds have been recorded in the park, half of which nest in the area. The park is home to three important amphibian species - the endangered northern leopard frog, boreal chorus frog and tiger salamander.

              Land Use Framework RegionSouth Saskatchewan 

              Cypress Hills is Canada's first interprovincial park, spanning the border of Alberta and Saskatchewan.  The interprovincial park was established in 1989, with the agreement amended in 2000 to formally include Fort Walsh National Historic Site.

              Managing Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park is complex and multifaceted, involving

              Research projects help us better understand and manage the ecosystems in Cypress Hills.  We work with other government agencies, educational institutions, research foundations and individual researchers to support research.