Moore/McKenney/Whitmore Islands Ecological Reserve
Ecological Reserves are areas in British Columbia selected to preserve representative and special natural ecosystems, plant and animal species, features, and phenomena. Ecological Reserves provide the highest level of protection for the maintenance of physical and biological diversity while allowing for research and educational activities. Click here for more information on Ecological Reserves.
Moore/McKenney/Whitmore Islands Ecological Reserve was established to preserve the nesting sites of several species of colonial seabirds.
Detailed Ecological Reserve DescriptionBC Parks has created a detailed description of each Ecological Reserve to support current or potential education and research. Each account includes physical, biological, and cultural information as well as management concerns regarding the Ecological Reserve, with references to supporting documents where available. Additional documents may also be made available, upon request.
Ecological reserves are not created for outdoor recreation. 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.Special Restrictions:
Moore/McKenney/Whitmore Islands Ecological Reserve is closed to the public to protect nesting birds and their habitat. Subtidal environments not included.
Location and Maps
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Off Aristazabal Island, E side of Hecate Strait, 100 km NW of Bella Bella