Wells Gray Provincial Park - Clearwater River

History

This April 1996 addition to Wells Gray Provincial Park was created as a result of recommendations made in the Kamloops Land and Resources Management Plan.

Cultural Heritage

Extensive evidence of prehistoric use exists.

Conservation

The park addition includes canyon and volcanic features including lava flows, columnar basalts and pillow lavas. The area protects old-growth Douglas-fir and cedar and hemlock forests, but primarily contains young forests of Douglas-fir, lodgepole pine and extensive deciduous stands of aspen and birch. The corridor supports many ungulates, birds, migration corridors, and salmon spawning habitat for chinook, sockeye and coho salmon. Much of the corridor protects critical moose winter range habitat as well as habitat for mule deer, black bear, coyote, white tailed deer and badger.