Recreation Sites & Ecological Reserves

RECREATION SITES

The provincial government establishes and maintains public recreation sites and trails throughout the province. In Squamish, these include Cat Lake, Brohm Lake Day Use Area and Interpretive Forest Trails, and the Squamish Riverside Campsite.

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ECOLOGICAL RESERVES & WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREAS

"Ecological reserves are areas selected to preserve representative and special natural ecosystems, plant and animal species, features and phenomena."

In Squamish, the 71 hectare Baynes Island Ecological Reserve was established in 1975 to "preserve floodplain cottonwood stands for purposes of hybridization and stock improvement."

The 673 hectare Skwelwil'em Squamish Estuary Reserve was established in 2008 for the “maintenance and restoration of significant habitat for fish and wildlife species.”