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|Legislation||Wilderness Areas, Ecological Reserves, Natural Areas and Heritage Rangelands Act|
|Park Size||8,496.8 Acres / 3,438.66 Ha|
|Legal Boundary||Kootenay Plains ER Ecological Reserve|
|Administration / Information||403-845-8349|
|Regional Office||Central Regional Office|
|District Office||Rocky Mountain House|
|Natural Region||Rocky Mountain - Montane|
Rocky Mountain - Alpine and Sub-alpine
|Natural Region Description|
Vegetation includes dry grassland and aspen, lodgepole pine and white spruce forests. Grasslands are dominated by June grass, pasture sage, prairie groundsel and blue flax. Limber pine occurs on exposed ridges and river banks. There is Douglas fir on west-facing slopes above the North Saskatchewan River. More than 60 bird species, 14 mammal species and 2 amphibian species have been recorded. Kootenay Plains also provides important winter range for elk and mule deer.
|Land Use Framework Region||North Saskatchewan|