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Soap Lake - Ecological Reserve

Soap Lake Ecological Reserve

Date Established: 1971
Size: 884 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.

Soap Lake Ecological Reserve was established to conserve an alkaline lake, its associated flora and fauna, and representative ecosystems of the Interior Douglas-fir Zone.

 

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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

Soap Lake ER Botanical Survey

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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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3km SSE of Spences Bridge, on the Nicomen Plateau

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Ecological Zones

Biogeoclimatic Ecosystem Classification information

Interior Douglas-fir
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Management Planning

Online management planning information for this Ecological Reserve is not available at this time.