FOOTHILLS NATURAL REGION
The Foothills Natural Region is one of the six Natural Regions in Alberta. It is a transitory region between the Rocky Mountain Region to the southwest and the Boreal and Parkland Regions of Alberta's interior.
Did you know? The Foothills Natural Region comprises 10% of Alberta's total land!
The Foothills Region is divided into two subregions based on elevation and climate
Average elevation: 1300 m
Cooler and wetter conditions
Forests are dominated by lodgepole pine or black spruce; although, lodgepole pine is the main pioneer species. Has a less diverse understory
Average elevation: 950m
Milder montane climate
Most diverse subregion on terms of forest type and tree species