Hand Hills Ecological Reserve

Information & Facilities

Information: 403-742-7516

     
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Park Management

ClassificationEcological Reserve
LegislationWilderness Areas, Ecological Reserves, Natural Areas and Heritage Rangelands Act
Park Size5,507.8 Acres  /  2,229.02 Ha
Legal BoundaryHand Hills ER
Administration / Information403-742-7516 
Regional OfficeCentral Regional Office
District Office Wainwright
Special DesignationsImportant Bird Area
Natural RegionGrassland - Northern Fescue 
Natural Region Description

This site is situated on the lower south slopes of the Hand Hills upland. Elevations range from 815 to 970 metres above sea level. Threatened ferruginous hawks and prairie long-tailed weasels occur here and the endangered piping plover nests along Little Fish Lake on the edge of the reserve. Vegetation includes porcupine grass, June grass, spear grass and northern wheat grass on lightly grazed areas. Blue gamma grass and low sedge grow on more heavily grazed sites.

Land Use Framework RegionRed Deer 
Updated: Jun 19, 2017