Sustut Park and Protected Area
About This Park
Sustut Provincial Park and Protected Area plays mainly a conservation role, providing habitat to mountain goats, grizzly and black bears, and caribou. It covers a large tract of virtually undisturbed land, providing representation of the moist cold Engelmann Spruce Subalpine Fir biogeoclimatic subzone.
Park Size: 77,279 hectares (75,037 ha of Class A Park, 2,242 ha of Protected Area)
Stay Safe: There are no developed trails in the park.
Location and Maps
Location Map - Access to the park is by air.
Maps and Brochures
Any maps listed are for information only - they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
- There are no digital maps available at this time.
Nature and Culture
- History - Sustut Provincial Park and Protected Area was designated by the provincial government in 2001 following recommendations from the Fort St. James Land and Resource Management Plan.
- Cultural Heritage - The park lies within the asserted traditional territories of the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council, Gitxsan First Nation and Tsay Keh Dene Indian Band.
- Conservation - The Connelly Range and Hogem Ranges of the Omenica Mountains are protected in this vast wilderness area. The complex of mature, old-growth and wetland forests provide an excellent representation of the moist cold Engelmann Spruce Subalpine Fir biogeoclimatic subzone. Volcanic features such as fumaroles and basalt cliffs are found in the area.
- Wildlife - Mountain goats find high value habitat on the basaltic cliffs in the protected area, while large tracts of pristine wilderness provide habitat for caribou, grizzly and black bear, and stone sheep. Salmon and steelhead are found within the waters of the Atsitka and Sustut Rivers.