Goose Mountain Ecological Reserve

Alberta Parks

Information & Facilities

Information: 780-960-8170
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Park Management

Classification Ecological Reserve
Legislation Wilderness Areas, Ecological Reserves, Natural Areas and Heritage Rangelands Act
Park Size 3,080.00 Acres / 1,246.48 Ha
Legal Boundary O.C. 615/88
Administration / Information 780-960-8170
Regional Office Central Regional Office
District Spruce Grove
Natural Region Foohills - Upper Foothills
Natural Region Description

Goose Mountain Ecological Reserve is situated in the highest portion of the Swan Hills uplands. Flat-topped to steeply-sloping hills rise 600 metres above the surrounding lowlands. An impressive north-facing escarpment dissected by pronounced gullies is found near the southern boundary. The most extensive vegetation type is coniferous forest dominated by balsam/subalpine fir crosses, Engelmann/white spruce crosses and lodgepole pine. Tall shrub communities of alder and willow occur on moist slopes.

Land Use Framework Region Upper Athabasca
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Updated: Jul 25, 2022