The Foothills Natural Region



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!


SUBREGIONS

The Foothills Region is divided into two subregions based on elevation and climate

UPPER FOOTHILLS

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

LOWER FOOTHILLS

Average elevation: 950m

Milder montane climate

Most diverse subregion on terms of forest type and tree species