This park is currently closed due to fire hazard.
Mount Maxwell Ecological Reserve
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. More information on Ecological Reserves ».
Mount Maxwell Ecological Reserve was established to protect outstanding Garry oak stands and associated vegetation.
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.
- Flora [PDF 628KB]
- Vertebrate Fauna [PDF 387KB]
- Insect Survey [PDF 426KB]
- Forest Insect and Disease Conditions - 1982 [PDF 150KB]
- Forest Insect and Disease Conditions -1983 [PDF 286KB]
- Pest Conditions Summary Research Report - 1984 & 1985 [PDF 332KB]
- Sheep Impact on Ground Vegetation [PDF 1.57MB]
- Vegetation Changes in Grazing Enclosure [PDF 1.48MB]
Location and Maps
Any maps listed are for information only - they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
Facing Sansum Narrows, central west coast of Salt Spring Island
Management PlanningManagement Planning Information
The management plan for Mount Maxwell Ecological Reserve was approved in October 2012; this replaces the Mount Maxwell Ecological Reserve Purpose Statement.
- Mount Maxwell Ecological Reserve Approved Management Plan [PDF 3.36MB]
- Mount Maxwell Ecological Reserve Approved Purpose Statement [PDF 79KB]