Kootenay Plains Ecological Reserve

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Park Management

ClassificationEcological Reserve
LegislationWilderness Areas, Ecological Reserves, Natural Areas and Heritage Rangelands Act
Park Size8,496.8 Acres  /  3,438.66 Ha
Legal BoundaryKootenay Plains ER
Administration / Information403-845-8349  
Regional OfficeCentral Regional Office
District Office Rocky Mountain House
Natural RegionRocky 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 RegionNorth Saskatchewan 
Updated: Sep 28, 2018