The Province is permanently closing two kilometres of the White-Ram Forest Service Road, which runs through the Ram Creek Ecological Reserve that protects a geothermal hot spring, as well as rare plant and animal species.
This section of the White-Ram Forest Service Road and the nearby Ram Creek geothermal hot spring is being closed in the interest of public safety due to the high potential for debris slides in the area.
The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations will begin deactivation of the road Wednesday, Oct. 1. Road access will still be available to the east and west of the Ram Creek Ecological Reserve.
There are 148 ecological reserves in British Columbia designed to preserve plant and animal species and natural features. Most ecological reserves are open to the public, providing great observational uses such as nature appreciation, wildlife viewing and photography, and are not designed for recreational activities.
The 122-hectare Ram Creek Ecological Reserve was established in 1971 to protect habitat for several species at risk such as white geranium, Crawe’s sedge, and Vivid Dancer damselflies.
Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations