Spatsizi Plateau Wilderness Provincial Park

Summary

Spatsizi Plateau Wilderness Provincial Park is a provincial park in British Columbia, Canada, protecting most of the Spatsizi Plateau, the southeasternmost subplateau of the Stikine Plateau, and the upper reaches of the basin of the Stikine River.

Spatsizi Plateau Wilderness Provincial Park
Map showing the location of Spatsizi Plateau Wilderness Provincial Park
Map showing the location of Spatsizi Plateau Wilderness Provincial Park
Location in British Columbia
LocationKitimat-Stikine and Stikine Region, British Columbia, Canada
Nearest townIskut
Coordinates57°25′00″N 128°30′00″W / 57.41667°N 128.50000°W / 57.41667; -128.50000Coordinates: 57°25′00″N 128°30′00″W / 57.41667°N 128.50000°W / 57.41667; -128.50000
Area698,659 ha (2,697.54 sq mi)
EstablishedDecember 3, 1975
Governing bodyBC Parks
WebsiteBC Parks Spatsizi

EtymologyEdit

"Spatsizi" is an anglicization of a phrase from the Sekani language meaning "red goat" (tspah=goat, tsije=red). Mountain goats in the region roll on a particular red-coloured mountain, with the ochre dust colouring their coats red.

HistoryEdit

Originally established by an Order in Council (OIC) at approximately 1,668,000 acres (675,016 ha) more or less, it was converted by the Protected Areas of British Columbia Amendment Act, 2001, legislation by the then-new Liberal government to 696,091 ha (1,720,078 acres) more or less, and was again reduced by the Parks and Protected Areas Statutes Amendment Act, 2003, to 695,102 ha (1,717,634 acres) more or less.

GeographyEdit

The park borders Stikine River Provincial Park to the north, Tatlatui Provincial Park to the southeast, and completely surrounds Gladys Lake Ecological Reserve.

EcologyEdit

This is the range of the province's largest remaining herd of woodland caribou, as well as mountain goats, moose, grizzlies and wolves.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Protected Planet | Spatsizi Plateau Wilderness Park". Protected Planet. Retrieved 2020-10-17.

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