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 bear 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. Recreation opportunities are considered to be low within this protected area due to limited access and lack of facilities.