The spectacular wild and dry side of British Columbia’s Coast Mountains.
Top 10 features that make the Chilcotin Ark special
Largest temperate icefield in the world
12 of the 16 biogeoclimatic zones of BC
All three alpine biogeoclimatic zones of BC meet in the Chilcotin Ark
Most northerly extension of montane grassland in North America
Influenced by 3 major climate regimes
11 of the 29 North American big game species reside here
Home of one of the most isolated wild horse populations in North America
The source of 4 major river systems
Home of the healthiest white bark pine population in Canada
Largest water storage in western North America
The Chilcotin Ark is located in British Columbia, Canada, in the rain shadow of the Coastal Range Mountains, between Lillooet and Tweedsmuir Park. The Ark is a unique place for nature and wildlife due to its location and a unique combination of ecosystems. For this reason it is important to manage and protect the lands within the Ark. . Community partners within the Chilcotin Ark take responsibility for and take care of the environment they are living and working in. Our community partners include the First Nation communities, universities, as well as settlement and corporate communities that are operating within the Ark.
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