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Sartine Island - Ecological Reserve

Sartine Island Ecological Reserve

Date Established: 1971
Size: 1091 ha (30 ha of upland and 1061 ha of foreshore)
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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.

This ecological reserve is closed to the public.

Sartine Island Ecological Reserve was established to protect colonies of breeding seabirds and their habitat.

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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

Sartine ER - publication list

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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.

Special Restrictions:
Sartine Island Ecological Reserve is closed to the public to protect nesting birds and their habitat.

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Location and Maps

Any maps listed are for information only - they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.

33km WNW of Cape Scott on the Cook Bank, between Beresford and Triangle Islands in the Scott Islands

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Ecological Zones

Biogeoclimatic Ecosystem Classification information

Coastal Western Hemlock

Marine Ecosystem Classification
Vancouver Island Shelf
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Management Planning

The Purpose Statement for this Ecological Reserve is now available in pdf format.