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|Legislation||Wilderness Areas, Ecological Reserves, Natural Areas and Heritage Rangelands Act|
|Park Size||5,507.8 Acres / 2,229.02 Ha|
|Legal Boundary||Hand Hills Ecological Reserve|
|Administration / Information||403-742-7516|
|Regional Office||Central Regional Office|
|Special Designations||Important Bird Area|
|Natural Region||Grassland - Northern Fescue|
|Natural Region Description|
This site is situated on the lower south slopes of the Hand Hills upland. Elevations range from 815 to 970 metres above sea level. Threatened ferruginous hawks and prairie long-tailed weasels occur here and the endangered piping plover nests along Little Fish Lake on the edge of the reserve. Vegetation includes porcupine grass, June grass, spear grass and northern wheat grass on lightly grazed areas. Blue gamma grass and low sedge grow on more heavily grazed sites.
|Land Use Framework Region||Red Deer|