Rocky Mountain House Provincial Grazing Reserve

Established: 1978
Area: 15,842 acres (6411 hectares)
Terrain: Very rolling, gently undulating and sloping land
Vegetation: Tame pasture, aspen, balsam poplar, pine, spruce, muskeg
Region: Lower foothills natural subregion
Nearby municipalities: 37 km west of Rimbey
Water Bodies: Medicine River, Medicine Lake
PGR Fence Specifications: PGR Fence Specifications – SW Region Asset Specs
Livestock management:

Rocky Mountain House Grazing Association
(privatized April 1, 1999)

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 end of October
Cattle: Approximately 4,900 Animal Unit Months (AUMs)
Minimum Number of Patrons: 12 patrons
Application: Please contact 780 514-3417 for grazing allotment application. Application deadline is January 31st.

Within the reserve 5,594 acres (2,263.8 hectares) have been developed into tame pasture. There are several areas of muskeg in the middle section of the reserve; swamp spruce and poplar are the main trees.

The reserve features a unique design of irregular shaped developed pastures, intermixed with large treed areas that provide excellent wildlife habitat. The completed development was based on a multi-agency approved integrated resource plan. Only the developed fields are fenced, leaving a portion of the reserve that sees no livestock grazing.

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 Rocky Mountain House Grazing Reserve.

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


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Updated: Sep 19, 2017