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Klaskish River Ecological Reserve

Date Established: 1990
Size: 132 ha
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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. More information on Ecological Reserves »

Klaskish River Ecological Reserve was established to protect an outstanding estuary and adjacent alluvial forest in the hypermaritime subzone of the Coastal Western Hemlock Zone.


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

Supporting Documents


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.

Special Restrictions:
Landing along the shoreline of Klakish River Ecological Reserve is restricted to protect sensitive wildlife and their habitats. Permission to land is required.

Federal fisheries restrictions specific to Klakish River Ecological Reserve are in effect within its marine boundary. Rockfish Conservation Areas have been established within Klakish River Ecological Reserve.

For more information check with Fisheries and Oceans Canada DFO.

Location and Maps

Any maps listed are for information only - they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.

Northwest coast of Vancouver Island, 23 km SW of Port Alice.

Ecological Zones

Management Planning

Management Planning Information
  • Approved Purpose Statement [PDF] for this Ecological Reserve is now available in pdf format.

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