Pocock Lake Ecological Reserve

Province/Territory: Manitoba
Name: Pocock Lake Ecological Reserve
Location:

East half of 27-05-09E and legal subdivisions 1 & 2 of 34-05-09E
Latitude - 49° 26' N Longitude - 96° 17' W
NTS Map # - 62 H/8

Total Area: 162 ha
Ecosystem(s) Represented: dry uplands and wet bog
Eco-description:

soils -          the Woodridge soils west of Pocock Lake are excessively drained and gently sloping. The Lonesand-Kerry Complex east of the Woodridge soils area is low lying and poorly drained. East of this is Deep Peat area which is stone free and very poorly drained. Sandilands Series starts west of PR 404 and continues east of this road to an ancient beach ridge with excessive drainage.


topography - from the ancient beach ridge on the east side of the reserve, the land slopes noticeably towards the west, to Pocock Lake.


vegetation - from east to west the vegetation changes from Jack Pine (Pinus banksiana) through White Birch (Betula papyrifera) to Trembling Aspen (Populus tremuloides), Balsam Poplar (Populus balsamifera), Black Spruce (Picea mariana), Willow (Salix spp.), Eastern White Cedar (Thuja occidentalis), and Tamarack (Larix laricina). Labrador-tea (Ledum groenlandicaum), Dwarf Birch (Betula glandulosa), Bulrushes (Scirpus spp.), and Sedges (Carex spp.) occur in the understory.

Outstanding Features: bog lake, beach ridge, and gradation of natural vegetation from moisture tolerant to drought tolerant species.
Degree of Disturbance: slight
Protective Status:

degree - rigorous
legislation - Ecological Reserves Act
agency - Manitoba Natural Resources
date established - May 7, 1982
IUCN Category - I

Access: Provincial Roads #210 and #404. Travel within the reserve is allowed only by persons on foot.
Selected References:

Hathaway, B.L. 1984. A Botanical Survey of Three Ecological Reserves in Manitoba. Department of Natural Resources Manuscript Report 84-22
Penner, F. 1975. Pocock Lake Technical Investigation. Manitoba Dept. of Natural Resources. Water Resources Division

Date updated: May 26, 1988

transcribed from photocopy pp 15-17; Please note that the boundaries of this area have been changed since this text was written. Species links are to the 2020 taxon equivalents of the species mentioned in the original text :)

Posted by marykrieger marykrieger, February 14, 2020 14:00

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