Satellite Channel Ecological Reserve
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Channel Ecological Reserve was established to conserve
rich benthic communities typical of fine-grained, level-bottom
environments in the southern Gulf of Georgia.
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.
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:
Federal fisheries restrictions specific to Satellite Channel Ecological Reserve are in effect within its marine boundary.
Location and Maps
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In central Satellite Channel, between the Saanich Peninsula and Salt Spring Island, 5 km NNW of Patricia Bay
Marine Ecosystem Classification
Strait of Georgia
- Approved Purpose Statement.