Created through the efforts of the Robson Valley Land and Resource Management Plan and the Protected Areas Strategy, Foster Arm Protected Area protects diverse tree species within two ecosections, caribou habitat and high Grizzly density.
Foster Arm Protected Area is not accessible by road. At this time, the only access to this protected area is via boat from Kinbasket Lake. The lower portion of the protected area contains representative examples of the Upper Fraser Trench Ecosection. Two biogeoclimatic subzones of Interior Cedar Hemlock (ICH) thrive within the lower elevations of this rich environment. One of these, the Interior Cedar Hemlock moist mild (ICHmm), is considered rare and provincially underrepresented. The higher elevations of this protected area represents the Northern Columbia Mountains ecosection, dominated by the Engelman Spruce Subalpine Fir (ESSF) biogeoclimatic zone. Recreation opportunities are considered to be low within this protected area due to limited access and lack of facilities.
Established Date: January 25, 2001
Park Size: 1,020 hectares
Hunting is allowed in this park. Please check the BC Hunting & Trapping Regulations Synopsis for more information. This is a very remote area.
Located on the north side of Foster Creek, and on the west side of Kinbasket Lake. This is a very remote area. The closest community, town or city is Valemount.
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