Martuks boasts a remarkable natural heritage, including a relic fishing line on the outskirts of Shevchenko village. It’s also the only place in the area where relict forests of lady-fern bracken, birch and aspen groves grow. There is also a rare type of gladiolus, listed in the Red Book of Kazakhstan, in the area, as well as huge anthills. The protected natural area spans seven hectares (17.2 acres).
In the winter quarters of Zhanatay there are 61 rare and endangered species of plants, including wild strawberries, Altay asters and Rattle Zhungar cow wheat. The territory is protected by the Martuks forestry department.