Fire Restrictions in Effect for this Park
Please Note: During a campfire ban, smoking is restricted in all public areas of a park or protected area. Please read this Information Bulletin [PDF 79KB].
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Ecological Reserves Listed Alphabetically:
Bowser - Ecological Reserve

Bowser Ecological Reserve

Date Established: 1996
Size: 116 ha
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Ecological Reserves are areas in British Columbia selected to preserve representative and special natural ecosystems, plant and animal species, features, and phenomena. Ecological Reserves provide the highest level of protection for the maintenance of physical and biological diversity while allowing for research and educational activities. Click here for more information on Ecological Reserves.

Bowser Ecological Reserve was established to protect a highly productive forest ecosystem for research use.

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Detailed Ecological Reserve Description

BC Parks has created a detailed description of each Ecological Reserve to support current or potential education and research. Each account includes physical, biological, and cultural information as well as management concerns regarding the Ecological Reserve, with references to supporting documents where available. Additional documents may also be made available, upon request.

Detailed Description

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Location and Maps

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15km N of Parksville, Vancouver Island

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Ecological Zones

Biogeoclimatic Ecosystem Classification information

Coastal Western Hemlock (CWHxm1), on boundary to Coastal Douglas-Fir (CDFmm1)
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Management Planning