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Skwaha Lake Ecological Reserve

Date Established: 1978
Size: 850 hectares
Skwaha Lake - Ecological Reserve


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 »

Skwaha Lake Ecological Reserve was established to preserve representative Interior Douglas-fir and Montane spruce ecosystems, together with many diverse meadow communities containing outstanding wildflower displays and rare plants.


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


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.


Location and Maps

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Located in the Clear Range, 11 km W of Spences Bridge

Ecological Zones

Biogeoclimatic Ecosystem Classification information

Interior Douglas-fir; Montane Spruce; Engelmann Spruce-Subalpine Fir

Management Planning

Online management planning information for this Ecological Reserve is not available at this time.