Garner Orchid Fen Natural Area

Alberta Parks

Information & Facilities

Information: 780-623-7189
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Hunting in Garner Orchid Fen Natural Area

More information: 780-538-5350

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Park Management

Classification Natural Area
Legislation Wilderness Areas, Ecological Reserves, Natural Areas and Heritage Rangelands Act
Park Size 410.85 Acres / 166.27 Ha
Legal Boundary O.C. 345/04
Administration / Information 780-623-7189
Regional Office North Regional Office
District Lakeland
Natural Region Boreal Forest - Dry Mixedwood
Natural Region Description

This area protects the west shore of Garner Lake, portions of the tributary creek, the fen, and adjacent upland areas. Typical plant species include black spruce, trembling aspen, various willow species, prickly rose, cattails, bulrushes, nodding wood-reed, reed grasses, sedges, knight's plume and sphagnum mosses. The area also contains iron mineral springs and is home to 11 orchid species including white adder's-mouth, which is one of the more rare orchid species in Alberta.

Land Use Framework Region Lower Athabasca
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Updated: Jul 22, 2022