About a fourth of the natural forests worldwide are located in Canada. The forests are not only valuable for carbon storage, they are also a integral part of wildlife habitat, which means Canada has a big role to play in climate change and deforestation. The forests in the Chilcotin Ark are very diverse and the most important species are Douglas and sub-alpine fir, Lodgepole, White bark and Ponderosa pine, Western and Mountain Hemlock and a variety of Spruce, Willow, Cedar, Birch and Aspen.

Open forest in the middle of the Chilcotin Ark surrounded by sandy shale mountain tops.
An open forest in the middle of the Chilcotin Ark.