Researchers believe the stands of ancient inland rainforests here have been growing undisturbed since the last ice age. The large and undisturbed forest retains enough moisture to create its own microclimate. As a result, it hosts many species rarely found in the interior of B.C., including rare coastal lichens. The valley provides habitat for grizzly bears, wolves, cougars, and wolverines, and contains critical bull trout spawning habitat.
BC Parks is working with all interested First Nations on the development of a collaborative management framework for the Incomappleux Valley. As the province and Indigenous Nations move forward on the path to reconciliation, new management-planning processes and models may be explored. Public and stakeholder input will remain an important part of any management-planning process for the valley.