Tacheeda Lakes Ecological Reserve was established to retain mature forest ecosystems representative of the wet cool Sub-boreal Spruce subzone and its transition with the Engelmann Spruce-Subalpine Fir Zone.
Ecological reserves protect special natural ecosystems, and support research and education. They are not intended for outdoor recreation. However, this ecological reserve is open to the public for non-destructive activities like hiking, nature observation and photography. Consumptive activities like hunting, fishing, camping, or foraging are prohibited. Motorized vehicles are not allowed.