Det San ER #154 Overview
FROM BC PARKS PRESS RELEASE:
Det San Ecological Reserve (5.8 ha): This site, close to the Town of Smithers, is being established as an ecological reserve as a result of a private land acquisition. Det san is the Wet’suwet’en name for “juniper”, as it contains a regionally rare example of old-growth juniper.
The area also protects rare and sensitive grassland and savannah ecosystems on a steep south-facing slope. This ecosystem provides critical winter and early spring range for deer, and excellent habitat for moose and resident and migratory songbirds.
OVERVIEW : To protect a regionally rare example of old-growth juniper. Det San is the Wet’suwet’en name for Juniper
Physical: Steep west-facing slope.
Biological: The reserve protects rare and sensitive grassland and savannah ecosystems on a steep west-facing slope. This ecosystem provides critical winter and early spring range for deer, and excellent habitat for moose, American black bear and resident and migratory songbirds.
Aspen (Populus tremuloides)
Deer (Odocoileus spp.) Moose (Alces americanus) Black Bear (Ursus americanus)
Ecological reserves are not created for outdoor recreation. This reserve requires a permit for entry.
Most ecological reserves, however, are open to the public for non-destructive pursuits like hiking, nature observation and photography. Consumptive activities like hunting, freshwater fishing, camping, livestock grazing, removal of materials, plants or animals are prohibited by regulation in ecological reserves. Motorized vehicles are not allowed. Research and educational activities may be carried out but only under permit.
See the complete PDF from BC PARKS det_san_er_154(2)