Marshybank Ecological Reserve

Alberta Parks

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Park Management

ClassificationEcological Reserve
LegislationWilderness Areas, Ecological Reserves, Natural Areas and Heritage Rangelands Act
Park Size2,050 Acres  /  829.61 Ha
Legal BoundaryMarshybank ER
Administration / Information780-865-8395  
Regional OfficeCentral Regional Office
District Office Hinton
Natural RegionFoothills - Upper Foothills
Rocky Mountain - Alpine and Sub-alpine 
Natural Region Description

This reserve contains 12 different plant communities, ranging from lodgepole pine forests to subalpine meadows. Mature lodgepole pine and Engelmann/white spruce forests cover much of the area. Black spruce, willow/dwarf birch and meadow plant communities occur in depressions and valley bottoms. Black spruce and tamarack bogs are fairly common. Sedge grass and willow/dwarf birch meadows occur to a limited extent.

Land Use Framework RegionUpper Athabasca 
Updated: Feb 3, 2022