Jack Pine Provincial Grazing Reserve

Established: 1960
Area: 12,404 acres (5019.72 hectares)
Terrain: Undulating and hilly
Vegetation: Tame pastures, mixed forest, muskeg
Region: Central mixedwood natural subregion
Nearby municipalities: 4.5 km south of highway No. 16 at Gainford
Water Bodies: Nil
PGR Fence Specifications: PGR Fence Specifications - SW Region Asset Specs
Livestock management: Jack Pine Grazing Association
Looks after livestock and maintains the developed pastures in good, productive condition
Maintains all fence lines, dugouts, corrals and the buildings located at the headquarters site.
Grazing season: Mid-May to mid-October
Cattle: Approximately 7,500 Animal Unit Months (AUMs)
Minimum Number of Patrons: 33 patrons
Application: Please contact 780 514-3417 for grazing allotment application. Application deadline is January 31st.

Within the reserve, there are 6,956 acres (2,815 hectares) that have been developed into tame pasture. A small area on the south side of the reserve has been reserved from any development, due to the wetness of the area. Adjacent to this area is a peat moss operation that harvests peat from the large peat bogs that are typical in this area.

The reserve has been looked at as a possible landfill site due to its location close to Highway No.16 and its large size. Fortunately, soil tests have shown that the subsoil isn’t adequate to be used for a landfill.

Provincial Grazing Reserves are popular recreational sites for the general public. Recreational access condition information for Provincial Grazing Reserves can be found at:

A map of the PGR can be viewed at:

PGR Pilot Recreational Access Project

All recreational users will be required to obtain written proof of contact before entering the Jack Pine Provincial Grazing Reserve.

For information on this pilot project, and how to contact the PGR, please see:


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Updated: Sep 19, 2017