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Craig Headwaters Protected Area
About This Protected Area
Established Date: January 25, 2001
Park Size: 7,101 hectares
Location and MapsPlease note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
Nature and Culture
- History: The Provincial Government protected Craig Headwaters in 2001, following recommendations of the Cassiar Iskut-Stikine Land and Resource Management Plan.
- Cultural Heritage: Craig Headwaters Protected Area lies within the asserted traditional territory of the Tahltan First Nation.
- Conservation: Craig Headwaters Protected Area is located in the Boundary Ranges Ecosection. The park protects a representative example of low elevation coastal western hemlock forest and associated ecosystems. Rich micro-sites provide ideal growing conditions for Sitka spruce trees reach 60m in height. Uncommon plant communities are found near cool springs.
- Wildlife: The Craig River offers high value fish habitat for sockeye and bull trout and is one of the main coho spawning areas in the Stikine. Annual spawning counts of coho are conducted in the Craig in the fall as an annual indicator. The coastal forest valley of the Craig also provides grizzly bears with high value habitat.
- Management Planning Information
- The management direction statement for this protected area was approved in March 2003.
Activities Available at this Protected Area
There are opportunities for canoeing or kayaking in this park.
Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.