McQueen Creek Ecological Reserve
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McQueen Creek Ecological Reserve was established to protect vegetation typical of the Middle Grassland in interior British Columbia.
Detailed Ecological Reserve Description
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Ecological reserves are not created for outdoor recreation. Most ecological reserves, however, are open to the public for non-destructive pursuits like hiking, nature observation and photography. Consumptive activities like hunting, freshwater fishing, camping, livestock grazing, removal of materials, plants or animals are prohibited by regulation in ecological reserves. Motorized vehicles are not allowed. Research and educational activities may be carried out but only under permit.
Location and Maps
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This Ecological Reserve is located in Batchelor Hills, 5 km N of Westsyde near Kamloops. There are no designated parking areas along Westsyde Road to access the Ecological Reserve. Please do not park on the grass along the fence line of Lac du Bois Grasslands Protected Area. Parking in this area restricts access to the fire hydrant, disturbs private residents, and destroys the grass.
- Approved Management Plan.