Historically, during the early 1900’s, the estuary was harvested primarily for the Black Cottonwood and other hardwoods that grow on valley bottom floodplains:
This park is within the traditional territory of the Homalco First Nation.
The park borders approximately 1 km of the east side of the Homathko River and encompasses about the lower 500 metres of the Teaquahan River. This park protects a portion of a coastal estuary and wetland ecosystem and contains a small area of old-growth forests. In addition, the park protects portions of important habitats for coastal wildlife, including grizzly bear, black bear, black-tailed deer, wolves, cougar, salmonids, shorebirds, raptors and waterfowl.
Typical of coastal estuaries, the park contains important habitat for carnivores, ungulates, raptors, shorebirds and waterfowl.