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Sikanni Chief River - Ecological Reserve

Sikanni Chief River Ecological Reserve

Date Established: 1973
Size: 2,401 hectares
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Purpose

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.

Sikanni Chief River Ecological Reserve was established for conservation of alpine-subalpine ecosystems representative of the northern Rocky Mountain.

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Detailed Ecological Reserve Description

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Detailed Description

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Restrictions

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.

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Location and Maps

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Headwaters of Sikanni Chief River, 190 km NW of Hudson’s Hope

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Ecological Zones

Biogeoclimatic Ecosystem Classification information

Spruce-Willow-Birch; Alpine Tundra