Dating from 1904, the volcanic eruption in Lava Forks Park is the most recent in Canadian history. Since the eruption, vegetation has established on the upper flow layer of lava. The special features in Lava Forks Park were protected as class A provincial park in 2001 following direction received from the Cassiar Iskut-Stikine Land and Resource Management Plan.
Lava Forks Park lies within the asserted traditional territory of the Tahltan First Nation.
Lying within the Boundary Ranges Ecosection, Lava Forks Park consists of Coastal Western Hemlock, Mountain Hemlock and Alpine Tundra biogeoclimatic subzones. The park protects outstanding physical features of the volcanic eruption and a large mineral spring. The recent volcanic eruption provides an ideal location to study ecological processes associated with primary succession, or the establishment of vegetation after a significant disturbance.
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