Cardiff Mountain Ecological Reserve Purpose Statement

Posted April 20, 2000 | Categories : 55,Geology,Reports |

Basalt columns

Special Feature: Very good example of symmetrical, vertical columnar basalt capped with fractured basalt. Notes suggest best example in B.C. Unique biogeoclimatic relationship involves a small fern found in rocky crevices which has adapted from the cool, moist shady environment to an open, dry, windy and hostile environment. A small, clear, shallow lake with an aquatic moss covered bottom is located on top of this volcanic plug.

See the BC Parks Purpose Statement PDF: cardiffer_ps