This protected area was established on April 18, 2001.
The area protects a remnant of the Shuswap Highland Ecosection including the biogeoclimatic zone variants ICHvk1, ESSFwc2 and AT-Ewcp. The park enhances the area’s ecological viability when combined with adjoining Kingfisher Ecological Reserve by adding lower elevation forest types into the Sicamous drainage. Combined, they form an environmental benchmark for subalpine parkland in an area transitional between dry and wet interior climates.
They also form a unique large-scale Ministry of Forests research area that will serve as a control for logging in adjacent areas. Two small lakes and creeks in the area have geographically isolated fisheries. Two rare plants are found in the protected area. The blue listed two edged water-starwort and the red listed hairy rockcress. The area also provides important early/late winter caribou habitat.
Caribou habitat, moose, mule deer, black and grizzly bear, marten, lynx and cougar are all known to be in this area.